What they did on their summer vacations
FDA OKs first generic EpiPen
In November 2017, the ADA News launched Becoming a Dentist, a series of stories that follow three dental students at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry — Dan Yang, LaShonda Shepherd and Ben Horn — during their journey of becoming dentists.
Continue the GKAS care with ADA Foundation grant
Patients with allergies who need regular access to epinephrine may have a more affordable option.
Apply for ADA Foundation scholarships, Tarrson award
Give Kids A Smile program coordinators can apply for an ADA Foundation grant that helps provide continuity of care to underserved children after their organization’s initial GKAS event.
Treasury, IRS announce proposed changes to depreciation deduction
ADA thanks IHS for efforts in improving credentialing process
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service announced Aug. 3 proposed regulations on increasing and expanding the first-year depreciation deduction for qualified property.
AAPD research: Don't delay early dental visit
The ADA is thanking the Indian Health Service for implementing new credentialing software to improve the recruitment and retention process for dental volunteers.
Organized dentistry urges Senate to pass Action for Dental Health
There may be risk factors in a child's medical record that are helpful for predicting cavities risk, according to research released in August by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland opens expanded dental center
Washington — The Organized Dentistry Coalition on Aug. 9 expressed “strong support” for the Action for Dental Health bill.
‘He stood tall among his colleagues:’ former Gold Medal awardee, CSA member dies
Pontiac, Mich. — St. Joseph Mercy Oakland hospital announced it has more than doubled the size of its dental center and expanded the general dental residency program from three to four residents.
ADA purchases property on Senate side of Capitol
A prolific researcher, periodontist and the 2015 ADA Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Dental Research winner, Dr. Steven Offenbacher, died Aug. 9. He was 67.
FDI President Dr. Kathryn Kell globetrotting to spread the importance of oral health
In May, the ADA Board of Trustees unanimously approved the purchase of a building at 400 C Street, NE, on historic Stanton Park, about 2.5 blocks from the Hart Senate Office Building.
The projected completion of the renovation is October 2019.
Aug. 21 webinar will address medical emergency preparedness
Dr. Kell, the ADA's 10th District trustee from 2004-08, is in the middle of a two-year term as president of the FDI World Dental Federation, the principal representative body for more than 1 million dentists worldwide in more than 130 countries, including the U.S.
3D printing in dentistry focus of Ahlstrom award recipient's project
A free Aug. 21 webinar, Preparing for Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, will help dentists understand the importance of having an up-to-date emergency medical kit in the practice and ensuring that staff are trained in responding to unforeseen medical crises that can occur.
'The future is bright'
For his innovative research on the subject, Dr. Vijayan is the 2018 Robert H. Ahlstrom New Investigator Award, which highlights the role dental informatics standards play in dentistry.
IRS, Treasury issue guidance on pass-through deductions
Despite all of the challenges facing the profession and all of the disruptions that could dramatically change the business and practice of dentistry, Dr. Jeffrey Cole says they don't keep him awake late at night.
CDC seeks comments on proposed control range for fluoride in water
In a conference call with the Association and other stakeholders, the Internal Revenue Service confirmed Aug. 8 that small businesses with income below $315,000 for joint filers and $157,500 for single filers will be eligible for a 20 percent tax deduction on pass-through income.
Some Enchanted Evening: A Welcome Celebration will lead off annual meeting
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comments on a proposed updated operational control range around optimal fluoride concentration in community water systems.
Just the Facts — August 6, 2018
To greet dentists and visitors to Honolulu to ADA 2018 – America's Dental Meeting, the ADA will host Some Enchanted Evening: A Welcome Celebration at the Waikiki Shell on Oct. 18 from 5:30-9 p.m., billed as a musical celebration of the many cultures that call Hawaii home.
Snapshots of American Dentistry — Supply of dentists per 100,000 population
Webinar focuses on interprofessional approach to address opioid abuse epidemic
ADA officer candidate campaign statements
Dental faculty, students and clinicians seeking to learn more about interprofessional approaches to addressing the national opioid epidemic can register for the Aug. 30 webinar, An IPE Approach to the Opioid Epidemic.
Cohort completes program on tobacco cessation at WVU School of Dentistry
Candidates seeking the offices of ADA president-elect and second vice president prepared platform statements and profiles for the ADA News.
National Academy of Medicine announces collaborative focused on ending opioid crisis
Hawaii dentist: How to pair family vacation with annual meeting
The National Academy of Medicine on Aug. 1 launched the Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, a public-private partnership which the agency hopes will end the nation's current opioid crisis.
ADA launches public awareness campaign discouraging DIY dentistry
ADA 2018 – America's Dental Meeting here offers dental professionals the chance to soak up the sun on Oahu with their families.
U.S. Public Health Service holds Dental Day
The Association will run a full-page ad in the Aug. 3 Wall Street Journal encouraging readers to visit an ADA dentist and avoid do-it-yourself, or DIY, dentistry.
ADA Foundation Challenge seeks to raise $125,000 for patients with special needs
For the month of August, the ADA Foundation is challenging Association members to help raise $125,000 to fund grant programs benefitting special needs patients.