Skip to main content
Toggle Menu of ADA WebSites
ADA Websites
Toggle Search Area
Toggle Menu
e-mail Print Share
ADA News logo


New ADA flowchart covers steps if staff, household member test positive for COVID-19

The ADA has updated its Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit and released a new flowchart with guidance to follow if a staff member or someone in a staff member's household tests positive for COVID-19.



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.

ADA, others urge Congress to ensure expenses paid for with PPP funds are tax deductible

The ADA and more than 180 other organizations are urging lawmakers to ensure borrowers in the Paycheck Protection Program are eligible for tax-deductibility for expenses paid for with the program funds.

ADA thanks lawmakers for bill calling for provider relief funding to be tax deductible

The ADA is thanking two members of Congress for introducing legislation to ensure dentists won’t be taxed on provider relief funding received during COVID-19.

New standards available for purchase from ADA Store

The American Dental Association Standards Committee on Dental Products has approved new standards that are now available from the ADA.

American Board of Orofacial Pain applies to be recognized as national certifying board for new specialty

The American Board of Orofacial Pain submitted on July 28 an application and request to the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards to be recognized as the certifying board for the newly approved specialty of orofacial pain.

ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference to bring dental community together while apart

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping many people apart, dental professionals will have the opportunity to come together virtually during the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference.

GE Appliances offers ADA members savings, referral program

ADA Member Advantage announced Aug. 3 that GE Appliances, its endorsed appliances provider, is offering Association members savings on dishwashers, washers, dryers and refrigerators for their home and dental offices.

What to expect when you’re expecting during the COVID-19 pandemic

“Pregnancy and birth during COVID-19 weren’t the experiences that I had envisioned when we became pregnant in 2019,” Dr. Alexa Vitek-Hitchcock said. “But in the end, we still have a beautiful, healthy baby that every day reminds us that life is about relationships and the love we have for one another.”

E-book: Why Digital Dentistry Is More Important Than Ever

During this business recovery phase from COVID-19, digital dental technology delivers the right tools to help meet the challenges. This Glidewell-sponsored e-book helps you navigate today's challenges for a successful future.


E-book: A Digital Workflow Can Increase Production, Decrease Chair Time

This free Planmeca-sponsored e-book describes how a digital workflow helped this Nashville dental practice improve practice efficiency, the patient experience and the quality of care. Technology can empower your practice to grow.


Business Analysis: How to Restore Dental Operations Safely and Effectively

This free, in-depth white paper, sponsored by Rectangle Health, outlines tactics and advice to help dental practices improve the patient experience and offer contactless business solutions for improved safety and business efficiency.


ADA readers are invited to contribute opinions about dental topics. Read their letters and MyView columns here.

ADA News archive


Take a look at archived articles from ADA News by date.

Browse past articles

You can also view list of 2020 print issue dates.

View print issues

ADA News Articles


Established in 1970 as the official newspaper of the American Dental Association, the ADA News serves practicing dentists and others allied to the dental profession in the U.S. and internationally. It is the No. 1 source of news and information about the many benefits and services the ADA delivers to members daily as well as timely information on scientific, social, political and economic developments affecting dentistry and health care.