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Howard University College of Dentistry’s American Student Dental Association at the ADA House


Howard dental students visit ADA House
The Howard University College of Dentistry’s American Student Dental Association chapter kicked off the school’s advocacy month with a Nov. 5 trip to the ADA House to learn about key issues important to the dental profession.




Dental groups urge Nebraska Medicaid office to halt, overhaul pediatric dental audits

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Nebraska Society of Pediatric Dentistry and Nebraska Dental Association are troubled by the growing number of Medicaid pediatric dental audits in Nebraska that are harming children’s access to oral care, the organizations told the state’s Medicaid agency in a Nov. 6 letter.

Dental Lifeline Network: Will you see one vet?

The Dental Lifeline Network is encouraging dentists around the country to donate their time and skills to at least one veteran as part of its continuing Will You See One Vet campaign.

ADA Foundation donates $34,000 to help veterans receive dental care

The American Dental Association announced in October that the ADA Foundation donated nearly $34,000 to the Dental Lifeline Network — funds the nonprofit organization says it will use to support veterans in need of dental care.

Chasing the cure: Dentists help social media influencer treat oral effects of cancer treatment

The 24/7 digital platform program anchored by journalist Ann Curry helps people who are suffering from undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or uncured medical mysteries connect with health care experts. 

Toothbar seeks to redefine the dental office visit

Texas practice was the winner in the “new build” category in the inaugural Design Innovation Awards, which recognize excellence in dental facilities that seamlessly combine esthetic appeal, function and design.

Comments invited on national certifying board application for dental anesthesiology specialty

The National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards is seeking comments through Dec. 28 on an application to recognize the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology as the national certifying board for dental anesthesiology.

Delta Dentist of Arizona falls victim to phishing

Delta Dental of Arizona discovered that one of its employees fell for a phishing scheme that may have led to certain personal information being misused.

Fluoridation resource offered as free member benefit

The ADA-published reference “Fluoridation Facts” is now available digitally at no cost for member dentists.

Health Volunteers Overseas seeking dental humanitarians

Health Volunteers Overseas has funding opportunities for qualifying volunteers who want to serve internationally.


Florida dentist provides free care to Holocaust survivors

Since June, Dr. Mitchell Josephs has provided free dental treatment to three Holocaust survivors living below the poverty line in Palm Beach County.
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