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ADA 'strongly' encouraging dental professionals to be vaccinated for COVID-19

In a July 28 email to member dentists, ADA President Daniel J. Klemmedson, D.D.S., M.D., said that ADA policy recommends vaccination in accord with what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends, and the CDC doesn’t recommend mandated COVID-19 vaccination for health care professionals at this point in time.



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.

Bento provides dental insurance solutions for all dentists

When the Texas Dental Association was investigating dental insurance solutions for its members, they did their due diligence and heard presentations from several vendors hoping to earn the association’s endorsement.


ADA, AAPD file joint comments on CMS proposed rule

The ADA and AAPD submitted joint comments to CMS on updates to the proposed 2022 notice of benefit and payment parameters.

Dental Quality Alliance publishes state profile overview of Medicaid, CHIP programs

The Dental Quality Alliance released the first-of-its-kind collection of downloadable state profiles in July that give an overview of 18 states’ oral health care quality delivered through Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.



Groups urge Congress to make CHIP permanent

The ADA and more than 500 organizations are urging Congress to support legislation to make the Children’s Health Insurance Program permanent.

Scaling mountain of student debt achievable

The mountain of debt is daunting, but scaling that mountain is achievable, as long as dental students realize that refinancing and other options — including federal service and the armed forces — are available.


ADASRI project leader wins $50,000 award for research on monitoring biomarkers to track periodontitis

With the support of a $50,000 award from the International Association for Dental Research, a project leader with the ADA Science & Research Institute will examine the role biomarkers play in tracking the progression and treatment of periodontitis.

August JADA finds youth with foster care experience report more oral health problems than their peers

Youth with a history of foster care report more oral health problems and less access to oral health care than their peers with no experience of foster care, according to a study published in the August issue of JADA.

3 best-kept secrets to managing patient reviews

While online reviews can help your dental practice recruit new patients, managing good and bad reviews online is an important practice management activity. This sponsored blog post from Legwork offers three key considerations for online reputation management.

Practical ways to scale the patient experience

Creating a consistent patient experience, especially for a multilocation dental practice, is key. This free white paper from Fuse (Patterson Dental) outlines how you can leverage centralized cloud-based software to improve the experience and business processes.

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 breaks down some of the most important considerations, including performance and efficiency, and value and pricing.

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.


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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.