Dr. Glick to step down March 31 as JADA editor
Association offers resources on handling stress during a pandemic
Dr. Michael Glick, professor in oral diagnostic sciences at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, is stepping down as editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association effective March 31.
University of Minnesota dental school appoints Dr. Keith A. Mays as interim dean
Noting that we’re living through a time of uncertainty and it’s normal to feel stressed and anxious, the Center for Professional Success today posted free resources on stress management to help dentists navigate this time of uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
University of Washington School of Dentistry appoints Dr. Gary Chiodo as dean
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry announced March 19 that it named Dr. Keith A. Mays, Ph.D, as its interim dean for two years beginning May 15.
ADA joins other health care organizations in appeal for more PPE, other supplies
The University of Washington School of Dentistry announced March 26 that Dr. Gary Chiodo, its interim dean since August 2018, will now serve a full five-year term as dean.
CARES Act becomes law
The ADA and other health care organizations signed a public statement March 27 saying they “strongly” support emergency efforts at the federal level to dramatically increase the production and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other necessary medical equipment and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small business loan provisions in CARES Act analyzed
The House passed a $2 trillion stimulus package March 27 aimed at helping the people, states and businesses nationwide devastated by the coronavirus pandemic that was later signed into law by President Donald Trump.
ADA Board authorizes two national searches for editors of JADA, JADA Open
A national financial consulting and law practice, Collier & Associates Inc., is offering dentists insight into the small business interruption loans provisions under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
Senate passes CARES Act
The ADA Board of Trustees has authorized the searches for the next editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association and the founding editor of JADA Open, a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal spanning basic and clinical sciences to advance research in oral health.
FDA alerts health care providers of EpiPen auto-injector errors
The ADA sent out an Issues Alert March 25 from ADA President Chad P. Gehani following the Senate's passing of a $2 trillion stimulus package to help the people, states and businesses nationwide devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
EPA releases expanded list of SARS-CoV-2 disinfectants
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced March 24 that it is alerting health care professionals, patients and caregivers of EpiPen autoinjector errors related to device malfunctions and user administration.
FDI World Dental Congress canceled
Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency announced March 13 that it was adding nearly 200 additional products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19.
Two March 27 webinars focus on surviving financial storm caused by pandemic
This year’s FDI World Dental Congress, scheduled for September in Shanghai, China, is canceled due to the global COVID-19 outbreak, according to a March 26 news release.
Labor Dept. releases new guidance in response to Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The ADA is presenting two free webinars March 27, aiming to help dentists financially weather the economic downturn during the COVID-19 outbreak and illustrate how ADA advocacy has helped turn the tide.
ADA Member Advantage-endorsed company, Lenovo, offers remote work and school solutions
The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division released new guidance March 26 to help workers and employers understand provisions included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Lawmakers reach agreement on CARES Act
Given recent school cancellations and state orders to shelter in place, some households may be experiencing the strain of sharing family computers. ADA Member Advantage states that members are eligible for savings of up to 46% on select items from their endorsed technology provider, Lenovo, during a special sale on computers.
April JADA compares zirconia-ceramic fixed dental prostheses with metal-ceramic
Following several days of discussions, legislators reached a deal early March 25 on a $2 trillion stimulus package aimed at helping the people, states and businesses devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
ADA Member Advantage-endorsed companies respond to COVID-19 pandemic
Posterior multiunit zirconia-ceramic restorations are slightly more susceptible to chipping of the veneering ceramic than metal-ceramic restorations, but they are considered a reliable treatment in the medium term, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the April issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.
ADA offers free e-book resources on management, regulatory issues
During these uncertain times, there is a lot of anxiety and understandably some of that comes in the form of financial worries. ADA Member Advantage-endorsed companies that provide financial services have offered information for their customers and ADA members.
How dentists can keep the lights on during economic downturn
Beginning March 25, the ADA is offering members two free e-books a week. Until March 31, members can access “Managing the Regulatory Environment: Best Practices” and “A Dentist’s Guide to the Law: 228 Things Every Dentist Should Know” free of charge.
Scholarship due date for dental education program for directors pushed to April 15
The ADA is streaming a free practice management webinar March 25 designed to help dentists predict short- and long-term impacts on their business operations during tough economic times and teach them how taking the right steps now can minimize their risk during the COVID-19 outbreak and its aftermath.
HRSA updates FAQs for health centers during COVID-19
The extension comes after it was announced the program will now be held Oct. 22-23 in Atlanta due to concerns over COVID-19. LEAP was originally set for May 7-8.
ADA urges CDC to provide ‘immediate guidance’ on protecting dental patients, staff from COVID-19 during emergency treatments
The Health Resources and Services Administration says it is working to keep health centers and health center program partners updated on the latest information regarding COVID-19.
Delta Dental member companies begin offering financial assistance during pandemic
The American Dental Association is urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide immediate guidance on the best way to protect dental patients and staff from the transmission of COVID-19 during emergency and urgent care situations.
Current data on COVID-19
The ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs is applauding certain Delta Dental member companies for providing assistance to its affected dentists in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
DEA Call Center suspends phone operations
Check this page daily for the latest COVID-19 data available from the CDC, WHO and Johns Hopkins University.
ADA president thanks dentists for grassroots efforts in response to CARES Act
Springfield, Virginia — The Drug Enforcement Administration announced that effective March 23, the DEA Call Center has temporarily suspended phone operations due to COVID-19 pandemic.
ADA initiates grassroots campaign in response to CARES Act
As the Senate works to pass a stimulus package aimed at granting relief to the millions of Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the ADA is thanking dentists across the nation for making their voices heard in Washington on that same legislation.
ADA, other organizations outline economic response needs to survive pandemic
The ADA is calling on dentists everywhere to contact their legislators today ahead of the Senate’s vote on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
Small Business Administration to provide low-interest loans up to $2M
The ADA and nearly 100 other organizations are asking Congress and the White House to help businesses survive the coronavirus crisis by reducing their costs and increasing their cash flow as much as possible in the coming weeks.
ADA lobbies Congress on CARES Act
The U.S. Small Business Administration said March 12 it will work directly with state governors to provide low-interest loans to small businesses and nonprofits that have been severely impacted by the coronavirus crisis.
ADA infection control webinar live
The ADA on March 20 sent out a Legislative Issues Alert to dentists, assuring them that the Association continues to lobby on their behalf in response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
Association provides coronavirus infection control resources for dentists
The ADA posted an on-demand webinar March 20 offering answers to frequently asked questions about infection control in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ADA, other dental organizations ask Labor Department to help small businesses
The ADA is sharing with members the CDC guidelines on the use of personal protective equipment on its website dedicated to COVID-19.
IRS delays federal tax payments until July 15
The ADA, along with a large group of other dental organizations, told the U.S. Department of Labor that they are concerned about provisions in HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act as related to family and medical leave and paid sick leave.
ADA begins to address coding, billing procedures during COVID-19 outbreak
The Internal Revenue Service has released guidance allowing taxpayers to defer payment of their federal income taxes due April 15 until July 15, without incurring any interest or penalties.
ADA urges Congress to increase relief for small businesses, dentist owners
The ADA is releasing a guide intended to help dental offices navigate issues related to coding and billing for virtual check-ins in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Senate passes coronavirus legislative package
As Congress works on a third legislation package in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the ADA is asking lawmakers to include provisions on how to assist dental practices and other small businesses facing economic burdens.
Infection control webinar from ADA, OSAP available late March 20
The Senate and House have passed a coronavirus legislation package that includes three issues important to dentistry that will next head to the White House where President Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law.
Dental Trade Alliance appoints new CEO
On March 20, the ADA will release an on-demand webinar offering answers to frequently asked questions about infection control protocol and procedures related to COVID-19.
ADA develops guidance on dental emergency, nonemergency care
Arlington, Va. — The Dental Trade Alliance announced March 10 that it appointed Gregory Chavez as CEO. Mr. Chavez, formerly the executive vice president of operations and membership at The Vision Council, will be taking over for Gary Price.
ADA lobbies Congress’ coronavirus legislative package
The ADA provided its members and their patients detailed guidance on March 18 on what to consider dental emergencies and nonemergencies dental care as part of an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, and alleviate the burden on hospital and emergency departments.
Free ADA webinar offering answers to pressing COVID-19 questions
As Congress works on legislation in response to the coronavirus disease outbreak, the ADA is working to ensure that those bills include provisions that are beneficial to dentists — particularly dental practice owners — and their patients.
Just the Facts
The ADA is partnering with the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention in providing a free on-demand webinar on Friday, March 20, with content for the program based on questions the ADA has received from members looking for guidance while navigating the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Snapshots of American Dentistry
Association warns members on potential coronavirus-related phishing emails
Allied dental vs predoctoral dental graduates
ADA recommending dentists postpone elective procedures
The Association is asking member dentists and their dental teams to increase their vigilance over phishing emails as a result of the coronavirus, known as COVID-19.
Attackers often use emergencies as an opportunity to send fake emails tailored to that situation, the association said.
Letters: ADA policy on prayer
The ADA is recommending that dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures in response to the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, across the country.
Letters: The Dentist's Prayer
MyView: Will the perfect doctor please stand up?
OSHA issues coronavirus guidance
ADA to Congress: Include dentists, patients in coronavirus legislation
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued new guidance for health care providers to prepare workplaces for COVID-19.
Association launches new ADA Science & Research Institute
The American Dental Association is urging Congress to include oral health care providers and their patients in any legislation proposed to confront the coronavirus disease outbreak.
ADA adds frequently asked questions from dentists to coronavirus resources
The American Dental Association launched the new ADA Science & Research Institute LLC on Jan. 1, bringing together the Science Institute in Chicago and research group in Gaithersburg, Maryland, that previously reported to the ADA Foundation.
IADR, AADR cancel general session in light of coronavirus
With the coronavirus disease now deemed a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the American Dental Association updated its webpage on the disease March 11 to include a link to frequently asked questions from member dentists covering topics such as personal protective equipment and patient communications.
New ADA resource supports expectant dentists
The International Association for Dental Research and American Association for Dental Research have canceled their general session scheduled for March 18-21 in Washington, D.C., in light of the coronavirus disease outbreak.
The decision to specialize
The ADA’s Council on Dental Practice, in collaboration with the New Dentist Committee and several external dental consultants, has developed the new Guidelines for Practice Success module on Managing Pregnancy, a resource that combines best practices with practical information to guide new dentists through the process of managing a new chapter in the lives and careers.
Study: Evidence does not support classifying fluoride as cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard
The question surfaces at the beginning of dental school, maybe even sooner, when the dream first takes hold. What kind of dentist do I want to be? Do I want to be a general dentist? An oral surgeon? A pediatric dentist? Every student’s path to becoming a dentist is unique. Choosing whether to specialize is no different.
ADEA cancels annual session due to coronavirus concerns
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced March 5 that it does not find that the National Toxicology Program adequately supported its conclusion that fluoride is “presumed” to be a cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard to humans.
Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach postpones Mission of Mercy dental clinic amid coronavirus concerns
The American Dental Education Association announced March 9 it has cancelled its annual session due to the coronavirus disease, now named COVID-19.
Howard dental school celebrates GKAS
The Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach has postponed the Connecticut Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic scheduled for March 20-21 in Danbury, Connecticut, "out of abundant caution" amid the coronavirus disease outbreak.
Study: Dental fluorosis generally less noticeable over time
The Howard University College of Dentistry treated 35 students from Washington’s Raymond Elementary School at a Feb. 7 Give Kids A Smile event.
New compendium summarizes best practices in oral health service delivery
Results from a University of Iowa College of Dentistry study suggest that mild and moderate dental fluorosis is generally less noticeable over time, validating the beliefs of some supporters of community water fluoridation that there have been overestimates of fluorosis prevalence made by anti-fluoridation activists.
Private practice pays $100,000 settlement for potential HIPAA violation
Titled “Compendium of Innovations in Oral Health Service Delivery,” the 64-page digital booklet features organizations from across the country that have found success through varied measures in expanding oral care to underserved populations.
AADEJ to host dental editing workshop in Anaheim
Ogden, Utah — The Office for Civil Rights announced March 3 that it had reached a settlement with Dr. Steven A. Porter’s medical practice to settle a potential violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act security rule.
Illinois orthodontist wins ADA Stanford Award for retainer research
Anaheim, Calif. — The American Association of Dental Editors & Journalists is hosting Dental Editors University West May 14-15 at the Anaheim Hilton in Anaheim, California.
ADA seeks clarification from HHS regarding chief dental officer
An Illinois orthodontist won the American Dental Association's 2019 John W. Stanford New Investigator Award for her research paper evaluating the effects of eight cleaning methods on copolyester polymer, a material commonly used in clear thermoplastic retainers.
Wisconsin faces wave of anti-fluoridation efforts
The American Dental Association is applauding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ decision to appoint a chief dental officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid but would like to confirm the position is exclusive to CMS.
ADA to stream dental insurance webinar in April
The ADA and the Wisconsin Dental Association are partnering up with other fluoridated water proponents to address February anti-fluoridation movements in three Wisconsin municipalities: Lake Delton, Berlin and Hayward.
ADA standards committees seek volunteers for new projects
Trying to navigate the world of dental benefits can be full of choppy seas, and the ADA is holding a free webinar in April to help dentists and their staff find a safe harbor full of information.
American Dental Board of Anesthesiology recognized as national certifying board for dental specialty
The American Dental Association's Standards Committee on Dental Products and Standards Committee on Dental Informatics are looking for volunteers to help in the development of new projects.
Organized dentistry supports oral health literacy
The National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards announced March 4 it recognizes the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology as the national certifying board for dental anesthesiology.
Oral medicine recognized as a dental specialty
The Organized Dentistry Coalition is applauding Congress for introducing legislation aimed at improving oral health literacy.
ADA Accelerator Series seeks to speed up dentists’ success
Oral medicine becomes the 11th dental specialty recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards. The recognition comes after the National Commission on March 2 adopted a resolution based on an application from the American Academy of Oral Medicine to recognized oral medicine as a dental specialty.
ADA, AAPD file joint comments with CMS
The Association is launching in March a new online, on-demand program specifically designed to provide information — from parental leave to financial support — that is tailored to the early-career dentist’s unique work-life balance needs.
ADA technical report on age assessment by dental analysis available for review
The American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry filed comments Feb. 28 on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed 2021 notice of benefit and payment parameters for the Affordable Care Act.
FDA approves combination ibuprofen-acetaminophen drug for U.S.
The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics has approved the technical report for circulation and comment.
Phishing email claims to be from ADA president
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first over-the-counter ibuprofen and acetaminophen combination drug for the U.S.
Vaping bill passes House
At least one American Dental Association member has reported receiving a phishing email appearing to come from an address containing ADA President Chad P. Gehani's name and including a link to "view member's details."
The U.S. House of Representatives Feb. 28 passed a comprehensive bill designed to address the youth tobacco epidemic.