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ADA names Dr. Raymond A. Cohlmia as new executive director

The ADA announced May 12 that it named Raymond Cohlmia, D.D.S., dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and a former ADA Board of Trustees member, as its executive director, effective Nov. 15.



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 Member Advantage endorses ClassPass

The ADA Member Advantage announced May 14 it has endorsed ClassPass, which allows Association members free access to over 4,000 hours of on-demand audio and video workouts.

Sequel to webinar on PPO agreements arrives in late May

The second part of a two-part ADA series on preferred provider organization processing policies and how a dental office's bottom line may be affected is scheduled for May 25.

ADA seeks nominations for Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Dental Research

The Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Dental Research honors individuals who have helped advance the profession of dentistry or improve the oral health of the public through basic or clinical research.

ADA comments on HIPAA Privacy Rule

The ADA is asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights to consider the burdens changes to the HIPAA privacy rule will impose on covered providers, including dentists.

SmileCon CE to 'focus on the whole person'

SmileCon's continuing education program will be about more than just checking off requirements. It will focus on the whole person, helping attendees keep up with a rapidly changing world and make meaningful connections along the way.

Atlanta dental clinic focuses on meeting health care needs of people with developmental disabilities

Deidra T. Rondeno, D.D.S., took her passion for providing oral health care to people with developmental disabilities and founded the DDD Foundation Inc., the only private dental clinic in Georgia that exclusively cares for people with developmental disabilities.

ADA urges HHS to include oral health in next COVID-19 equity task force meeting

The ADA is asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to discuss how oral health has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic during the next meeting of the agency’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.

Webinar: What’s your next move as the economy reopens?

Rebounding from COVID-19 takes planning. This free webinar at 12 p.m. ET on May 20, sponsored by Guardian, will help dentists create a strategic business map to navigate and manage your practice’s economic future.

Phone scripts to get new dental patients in the door

This free e-book from MGE Management offers practical tips and scripts to help your practice's front office team field common inquiries about treatment costs, in-network and out-of-network insurance and second opinions. This resource also includes a sample intake form and call log.

E-book: How to evaluate a dental imaging system and software

In this free e-book, Dentsply Sirona guides dentists through the top considerations in evaluating and selecting imaging technology to improve dental health and the patient experience.

5 must-have features for mobile and teledentistry software

This free e-book from Teledentix explores the many ways dentists can integrate teledentistry into their practices through new clinical tools, like voice-activated periocharting, booking appointments online, and serving up digital forms.


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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.