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ADA, state dental society advocacy results in nearly 100 dental insurance reform proposals

Advocacy by state dental societies, working with the ADA, resulted in almost 100 dental insurance reform proposals in state legislatures in 2020-21, leading to 26 new laws in 16 states.



Current data on COVID-19

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ADA Member Advantage endorses RevenueWell as marketing software, practice phone systems provider

ADA Member Advantage announced Sept. 21 that it has endorsed RevenueWell to provide its’ dental marketing software and digital practice phone systems to Association members.

NIDCR launches new dental public health research training program

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is launching a dental public health research training program for dentists.

Organizations ask CMS to identify ‘coding solution’ for dental surgeries in hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers

ADA, AAPD and AAOMS are asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve patient access to dental procedures in hospitals and surgery centers.

ACE Panel report finds about half of dentists use intraoral scanners

The report, which includes the responses of 369 ACE Panel member dentists, found 53% of respondents use an intraoral scanner in their practices and 47% do not.

Connect with Bento at SmileCon

The ADA-endorsed Bento, a technology company that is a modern alternative to traditional dental insurance, will be stationed at Booth C2503 in SmileCon’s Dental Central.


Roseman University dental school shortens curriculum to three years

The College of Dental Medicine at Roseman University of Health Sciences in South Jordan, Utah, becomes the second program in the country to transition its dental degree program from a four-year curriculum to three.

Webinar: Dentists can play a role in blunting opioid epidemic

Two past presidents of the Ohio Dental Association are leading a free webinar that features the positive role dentists can play to help mitigate the opioid crisis, as well as a discussion of the relationship between substance use and addiction and treatments available for acute pain.


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.

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 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.