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Becoming a Dentist: Featured dental students graduate

For the Class of 2021, getting to the finish line has been rife with challenges posed by COVID-19. But that’s just made the joy of becoming a dentist all the sweeter for a group of University of Maryland School of Dentistry students the ADA News has followed since 2017.



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 study finds about half of restored teeth in US contain amalgam

Slightly more than half of restored teeth in the U.S. contained amalgam as of 2015 and 2016, according to a study from the American Dental Association Science & Research Institute.

ADA selects vendor to investigate root causes of problems with eligibility, verification of benefits

The ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs has selected a Nashville health care technology company to investigate whether there are market solutions to effectively help solve problems dentists currently face regarding eligibility and benefits verification.


CDT 2022 ready for pre-order to ensure dentists, dental team have most up-to-date information

The CDT 2022 and Coding Companion Kit with App delivers the newest additions and changes to the CDT Code and is available for pre-order online.


Dentists look ahead in wake of repeal of McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption

The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, legislation that repeals the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption for health insurance companies, became law on Jan. 13. So, the question is, what happens now?

ADA urges CMS to prioritize oral health issues

The ADA is asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to prioritize several oral health issues.

ADA supports bill offering tax credit to businesses that hire, retain members of National Guard and Reserve

The ADA is supporting legislation that would provide a tax credit to small businesses that hire and retain members of the National Guard and Reserve.

Coalition supports making VA facilities smoke free

The ADA and more than 50 stakeholders are supporting legislation to make facilities of the Veterans Health Administration completely smoke free.

Demystifying cementation: Master the vital principles every dentist should know

In this free white paper from 3M, Prof. Jan Frederick Güth, D.M.D., Ph.D, guides dentists through restoration pretreatment, bonding mechanism, tooth condition, cementation workflows, technique and product selection.

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.

Ivotion: Digital Fabricating of Removable Dentures

This free e-book explores the seamless and fast digital manufacturing process for fabricating high-quality removable dentures. The integrated workflow involves digital laboratory fabrication methods and established clinical treatment steps.

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.