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Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act becomes law

The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, legislation that repeals the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption for health insurance companies, became law on Jan. 13.



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.

Dental Quality Alliance Virtual Conference will explore disruption to dental health care system

This year’s Dental Quality Alliance Virtual Conference will be a digital live event, offering an opportunity for participants to learn about the disruptive forces within the health care system, especially in the scale of sweeping changes in the past year and their impacts on health outcomes.


FDI asks female dentists to answer survey about workplace challenges

Female U.S. dentists are invited to participate in a global survey about their working lives conducted in part by the FDI World Dental Federation.


February JADA finds opioid prescribing differences among US military dental clinics

A study published in the February issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association found statistically significant differences in opioid prescribing among U.S. Military Health System dental clinics.

ADA webinar features introduction to dental insurance

The ADA is offering a free educational webinar in February to assist new and existing dental office managers, staff and dentists who are looking for guidance and insights as they try to navigate the dental insurance maze.


Dr. Charles A. McCallum, 2006 ADA Distinguished Service Award recipient, dies at 95

Charles A. “Scotty” McCallum, D.M.D., M.D., the 2006 recipient of the ADA Distinguished Service Award, died Jan. 16. He was 95.

ADA Member Advantage endorses Office Depot as office supply provider

ADA Member Advantage announced Jan. 21 that it has selected Office Depot as its exclusively endorsed office supply provider for Association members.

Coalition urges Senate to confirm Guzman for SBA administrator

The ADA and more than 80 other organizations are asking the Senate to confirm Isabel Guzman as administrator for the Small Business Administration.

Webinar: Orthodonist guides you through workflow to print clear aligner models

In this free webinar at 7 p.m. EST on Feb. 16, Dr. Tarek Abousheta, board certified orthodontist from Irvine, Calif., demonstrates his workflow using EasyRx software and a Formlabs 3B dental printer to prepare and 3D print clear aligner models.

E-book: Ideas on how to evaluate and implement new technology

This free e-book, sponsored by Rectangle Health, shows you exactly how Dr. Perry K. Tuneberg & Associates, of Rockford, Ill., evaluated, implemented and use new technology to improve business operations and the patient experience.

Teledentistry: Post COVID-19 Use for Safe, Efficient, Evidence-Based Care

Due to COVID-19, one of the long-term changes in dental practice includes use of teledentistry to assess the need for oral care and follow-up on care delivered. This detailed white paper from MouthWatch explores teledentistry today and in the future.

E-book: The Ultimate Guide to Touchless Dental Communications

This comprehensive e-book, sponsored by Legwork, offers communication tips to reassure your patients about COVID-19 safety precautions and outlines how to digitize common office tasks for a safe, touchless 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.