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2020 ADA Design Innovation Awards winners announced

The ADA Council on Dental Practice, ADA Member Advantage and BMO Harris Bank announced Nov. 6 the winners of the second annual Design Innovation Awards, which recognize excellence in dental facilities that seamlessly combine esthetics appeal, function and design.



Current data on COVID-19

Coronavirus iconCheck this page regularly for the latest COVID-19 data available from the CDC, WHO and Johns Hopkins University.

National Children’s Dental Health Month on tap in February

National Children’s Dental Health Month is approaching, and the ADA is helping dentists celebrate the occasion with posters available to festoon dental offices.


Comments sought to recognize American Board of Oral Medicine as national certifying board for specialty

The National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards is seeking comments through Jan. 16 on an application to recognize the American Board of Oral Medicine as the national certifying board for oral medicine.

UConn dental school names Dr. Steven Lepowsky as dean

The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine announced Nov. 23 it named Steven Lepowsky, D.D.S., as dean for a five-year term.

HPI poll: Patient volume in dental practice at 76% of pre-pandemic levels

Patient volume in dental practices is estimated at 76% of pre-COVID-19 levels, representing a slight decline over the past couple of months, according to the ADA Health Policy Institute’s latest data from its COVID-19 economic impact tracking poll conducted the week of Nov. 16.

Top 3 things to consider when applying for PPP loan forgiveness

As dentists begin to make plans to file for forgiveness, the ADA and Academy of Dental Certified Public Accountants are working together to clarify what some may find to be a confusing process.

Former editor of JADA remembered for research that included linking oral with systemic health

Marjorie K. Jeffcoat, D.M.D., past editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association and former president of both the International Association for Dental Research and American Association for Dental Research, died Nov. 21.


Results from 2020 Survey of Dental Fees available

The Association released its 2020 Survey of Dental Fees in November, which provides readers with an analysis of self-reported fees by procedure from a nationwide random sample of dentists.


E-book: The Ultimate Guide to Touchless Dental Communications

This comprehensive e-book, sponsored by Legwork, offers communication tips to reassure your patients about COVID-19 safety precautions and outlines how to digitize common office tasks for a safe, touchless experience.


Webinar: How to 3D Print a Dental Model in Under 20 Minutes

In this free webinar, Formlabs unveils a new material designed to print accurate orthodontic models – fast. Orthodontists will learn more about the science behind this dental 3D printing material and a step-by-step workflow for printing a clear aligner model.

Teledentistry: Post COVID-19 Use for Safe, Efficient, Evidence-Based Care

Due to COVID-19, one of the long-term changes in dental practice includes use of teledentistry to assess the need for oral care and follow-up on care delivered. This detailed white paper from MouthWatch explores teledentistry today and in the future.

Restorative Bonding: Dental Experts Probe Four Key Areas to Improve Outcomes

This free, comprehensive e-book from BISCO showcases recommendations from expert dentists on bonding to dentin and enamel, bonding to glass ceramics, bonding to zirconia/alumina and metal, and bonding to composite CAD/CAM blocks.


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