Botox workshop offers hands-on learning CE
GKAS in Brevard County, Florida, provides estimated $30,000 of dental care
Dr. Louis Malcmacher's hands-on workshops on botulinum neurotoxin and dermal fillers at ADA annual meetings has become one of the most popular continuing education offerings, and now there is another opportunity to take advantage of his expertise.
Coverage of the GKAS event held in Brevard County, Florida.
Just the Facts — February 18, 2019
Federal dental service leaders meet with the ADA Council on Government Affairs in Washington, D.C., to discuss legislative and regulatory issues during the council's Feb. 7-9 meeting.
Alliance of the ADA conference offers education, entertainment in Las Vegas
Dental school enrollment is increasing.
JADA names new associate editor
From a self-defense seminar to seeing Cirque du Soleil's "O" at the Bellagio, the Alliance of the American Dental Association's Conference 2019 is offering a host of speakers and programs for the entire dental family and dental team members.
Medicare Learning Network to host March 13 call
Dr. Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch succeeds Dr. Douglas E. Peterson as the associate editor for dentistry and medicine. Dr. Peterson stepped down in December from the role.
Registration open for ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco
The Medicare Learning Network, part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, announced it is hosting an event where people can call in and hear information about the Open Payments national transparency system that accumulates data on payments or transfers of value made to physicians and teaching hospitals by reporting entities such as drug and medical device companies.
Proposed technical reports available for review
Registration opened Feb. 13 for the ADA FDI World Dental Congress and is now free for all ADA members and North American attendees at ADA.org/meeting.
Giving is a way of life for Maryland dentist
The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics has approved for circulation and comment proposed revisions of three ADA technical reports.
In Vermont, giving dentists tools to combat opioid crisis
It was a snowy and blustery day on Feb. 1, but the waiting room at Dr. Harvey Levy & Associates was warm and welcoming to the 50 children treated here during the practice's annual Give Kids A Smile event.
ADA council works with other organizations in developing toolkit for new moms
Austin Eubanks recalled the worst day of his life — witnessing the death of his best friend and sustaining injuries during the 1999 Columbine High School shooting in Colorado.
New Dentist News to unveil redesigned look March 4
The American Academy of Pediatrics, in collaboration with the ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention and other health care organizations, has developed a new toolkit that focuses on oral health for pregnant women and extends to oral health for babies.
March 12 webinar to address how to manage delicate patient situations with diplomacy, tact
New dentists and dental students can expect a new look and feel when they receive the March 4 issue of the New Dentist News.
New Jersey Dental Association lodges complaint against SmileDirect Club
A March 12 webinar will offer dentists and team members real life solutions for managing delicate patient situations, such as cancellations and no shows, provide tips for managing phone calls from prospective patients, and guide you through the right way to dismiss patients from the practice.
Ins and outs of cash accounting explained
An orthodontist and the New Jersey Dental Association have filed a civil complaint in the Superior Court of New Jersey alleging that clear aligner company SmileDirect Club is "engaged in the unlawful practice of dentistry in this state," according to the Jan. 28 complaint.
Play an instrument? Medical Musical Group seeks new members
In August 2018, the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance on the change in tax law that allows small business taxpayers with average annual gross receipts of $25 million or less in the prior three-year period to use the cash method of accounting.
Free webinar on locum tenens dentists Feb. 26
Medical Musical Group, a chorale and symphony orchestra, is looking for talented health care professionals, students and family members who can sing or play musical instruments.
ADA Foundation grants awarded
The webinar is from noon-1 p.m. Central time and offers one hour of continuing education credit.
HPI industry report outlines "new normal"
The ADA Foundation has awarded $120,000 in funding to eight organizations working to improve the oral health of the public.
Give Kids A Smile event warms the heart at college dental hygiene program
The dental industry is entering a "new normal," one that is characterized by an increase in the number of dentists, shifting practice configurations, declining reimbursements, and evolving patient priorities and preferences, according to a new ADA Health Policy Institute report.
Senate introduces bipartisan bill to amend McCarran-Ferguson Act
Glen Ellyn, Il. — Barb Czahor had personal reasons for why she was at a Give Kids A Smile charity event.
Bill would extend funding for dental public health programs
Legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate Feb. 6 to repeal the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption for health insurance companies.
ADA celebrates 160 years of members’ service, advocacy
The ADA is thanking the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions for introducing legislation that would extend funding for Community Health Centers, Teaching Health Centers and the National Health Service Corps through 2024.
Volunteers needed for dental project in St. Lucia
From highlighting community service programs to celebrating the growth in diversity in the profession and achievements in advocacy, the ADA is commemorating its 160th anniversary with a focus on accomplishments that has helped dentistry improve oral health for all.
Global Dental Relief seeking volunteers for 2019 trips
Great Shape!'s 1000 Smiles project in St. Lucia is recruiting volunteers for trips this July.
UPS offers ADA members flat rate pricing, shipping cost savings
There is a last-minute need for dentists, hygienists, assistants and nondental volunteers for two trips sponsored by Global Dental Relief this spring and summer, according to the ADA Foundation.
Celebrate School-Based Health Awareness Month this February
UPS, the shipping company endorsed by ADA Member Advantage, announced in February that ADA members who are enrolled in its shipping program can receive increased savings.
Harvard unveils Global Health Starter Kit
February is National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month, an effort to highlight and recognize the role school-based health care providers play in ensuring students have access to high-quality health care, including oral health.
Just the Facts — February 4, 2019
The Harvard School of Dental Medicine Office of Global and Community Health announced the launch the Global Health Starter Kit, a competency-based global oral health starter curriculum designed for educators and students.
New Dentist Conference features innovation experts as speakers
Two keynote speakers will grace the stage at the New Dentist Conference during the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco this September, aiming to inspire new dentists to new heights.
Give Kids A Smile kicks off in North Carolina
The ADA Foundation is inviting all dentists to a Chicago session March 7 that is part of what is billed as the world's leading academic global health conference. It is designed to address the capacity of humanitarian missions around the world to advance access to care.
See photos from Give Kids A Smile kickoff event