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Dr. George R. Shepley is ADA president-elect

Dr. Mark Bronson will serve as Association second vice president  



Dr. Cesar R. Sabates installed as ADA president

Cesar R. Sabates, D.D.S., of Coral Gables, Florida, took office Oct. 16 as the 158th president of the ADA — becoming the Association’s first Cuban-American president.

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.

WHO includes three dental preparations in list of essential medicines for first time

The World Health Organization announced Oct. 1 updates to its Model List of Essential Medicines for Adults and Children, three of which – topical fluoride-containing preparations (such as toothpaste), glass ionomer cement and silver diamine fluoride – are dental treatments featured for the first time.


Dr. Ted Sherwin re-elected to second term as ADA treasurer

Ted Sherwin, D.D.S, ran unopposed for ADA treasurer and was re-elected Oct. 13 for a second three-year term by the 2021 House of Delegates.

Dr. Sabates: A new day for dentistry

The ADA’s new brand campaign, “A New Day for Dentistry,” is a celebration of the Association’s vibrant community of dentists.


Dr. Jessica Meeske wins inaugural Smile Tank at SmileCon

Jessica Meeske, D.D.S., has been inspiring young children to pursue dentistry for years. In her 23 years of practicing dentistry, she has steered 31 kids to graduate from dental school.

SmileCon panel highlights emerging technologies in dentistry

ADA journal editors lead discussion with award-winning researchers

ADA president discusses pandemic, diversity

Daniel J. Klemmedson, D.D.S., M.D., addresses House of Delegates

Your guide to great financial conversations

The conversation about fee and payment arrangement is one of the most important you have with patients. In this free e-book, CareCredit explores best practices, including how the cost conversation happens throughout the patient experience, and how to talk money with patients.


Webinar: Panel discusses fluoride trends to help improve oral care

Now available on-demand: This panel of dentists offers ADA members an update on key fluoride trends and identifies ways to improve homecare between visits. The free webinar is sponsored by ACT® Professional.


Dentist perspective: The basics of CBCT and growth potential for practice

In this white paper, Erin Elliott, D.D.S., of Post Falls Family Dental in Post Falls, Idaho, breaks down the basics of CBCT and how adopting new imaging technology improved the practice’s workflow, caseload and revenue.

Equipment can make or break the patient experience

Outfitting your dental practice with the right equipment is an important decision for your practice and patients. In this comprehensive, free e-book, A-dec outlines the most important considerations, including performance and efficiency, and value and pricing.


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

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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.