ADA, others support legislation to incentivize dentists to enter HIV workforce
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The ADA and more than 80 organizations are supporting legislation to incentivize dentists and other qualified health professionals to enter the HIV workforce to help eliminate barriers to HIV treatment and oral health care.
UCLA introduces American Sign Language/Deaf culture course to dental students
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ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs advocates for member dentists on dental benefit issues
In April the UCLA School of Dentistry launched a five-week long elective course for dental students on Deaf culture, Deaf history, and American Sign Language so that the future dentists will have a basic understanding and be prepared in their interactions with Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients.
Coalition urges Congress to make Provider Relief Funding Not Taxable
Two March meetings between third-party payers and the ADA to discuss streamlining the claim adjudication process are the latest example of the Association continuing to advocate for member dentists.
Health equity webinar set for May 4
The American Dental Association and more than 20 stakeholders are supporting legislation that would ensure Provider Relief Fund assistance is not taxable.
ADA outlines priorities for oral health to new HHS secretary
The ADA is presenting a free webinar in May that discusses health equity from different perspectives including those of a dental student and dental educator as well as experts sharing how equity is defined at the federal and state level.
ADA supports Oral Health for Moms Act
The ADA is asking the U.S. Department Health and Human Services to prioritize several issues during the Biden administration.
HPI publishes findings into racial disparities in oral health
The ADA is supporting new legislation aimed at expanding dental coverage for women during pregnancy and postpartum recovery.
ADA encouraging dentists to take well-being survey
The racial mix of the dentist workforce does not reflect the U.S. population with Black and Hispanic dentists significantly underrepresented in the profession, according to the Health Policy Institute.
CDC Division of Oral Health seeks team lead for surveillance, investigations and research
Dentists are invited to share how the past year of the pandemic has affected their physical and mental health by taking the 2021 Dentist Health and Well-Being Survey, conducted by the ADA Council on Dental Practice.
Humanitarian group delivering webinar on international teaching — virtually
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Oral Health is searching for a dental officer to fill the role of team lead on the surveillance, investigations and research team.
Howard College of Dentistry celebrates 2021 Give Kids A Smile Day
Virtual international teaching projects are the subject of an upcoming webinar from the humanitarian nonprofit Health Volunteers Overseas.
Former ADA speaker remembered for ‘commitment he made for many years to the profession of dentistry’
COVID-19 has taken so many things away from children — from canceled playdates and birthday parties to bigger things like the loss of a loved one or a parent’s job — that the Howard University College of Dentistry was determined to put on a Give Kids A Smile Day event.
Webinar to discuss providing oral care to toddlers at Give Kids A Smile events
J. Thomas Soliday, D.D.S., former ADA speaker of the House of Delegates and former president of the Maryland State Dental Association, died April 12.
ADA asks Small Business Administration for additional assistance
A free webinar from the American Dental Association will offer tips on how to incorporate oral health care for children from birth to age 5 into Give Kids A Smile events.
Opting out of Medicare results in dentists, patients not being reimbursed by Medicare Advantage
The ADA is asking the Small Business Administration for additional assistance for dentists and dental practices to help ease the economic distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
ADA supports two student loan reform bills
A March letter from a Medicare Advantage plan sent to dentists in New York has prompted many questions to the ADA on the Medicare opt-out process.
West Virginia University names new dental school dean
The ADA is supporting two student loan reform bills to help offset the financial challenges facing dentists after they graduate.
SmileCon chair: Reimagined experience takes annual meeting to 'the next level'
West Virginia University announced April 7 that it named Stephen Pachuta, D.D.S., as dean of its school of dentistry, starting June 1.
Community Dental Health Coordinator program celebrates 15 years of bringing more people into the oral health system
Dentists will have plenty of opportunities to meet, play, learn and smile during the American Dental Association's revamped annual meeting, SmileCon, scheduled for Oct. 11-13 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Federal government, ADA advocate policies to curb opioid epidemic
The ADA’s CDHC program, which marks its 15th anniversary this year, now counts believers making an impact in 47 states, with a goal of 50 within reach.
My View: Why diversity in dentistry matters and how you can help
The Biden-Harris Administration’s Statement of Drug Policy Priorities was released April 1, which outlines the federal government’s first-year approach to ending the opioid epidemic The priorities are closely aligned with the ADA’s goals related to curbing opioid use.
Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh looking for volunteers
When I earned my degree in dentistry, I was one of only a handful of students of color in my graduating class. That was 20 years ago.
RevenueWell acquires PBHS, expands dental marketing services
The organizers of Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh are calling for volunteers for this year’s event, scheduled for Oct. 21-23 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.
HRSA receives $900 million to support loan repayment, scholarships
PBHS announced March 31 it was acquired by RevenueWell, a provider of marketing and communication software specifically designed to meet the needs of dental practices.
Association Forum Foundation honors ADA executive director
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Health Workforce has opened its loan repayment and scholarship application cycles for health professionals and students.
Children’s Airway virtual event to address how myofunctional therapy can help kids breathe better
ADA Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, D.M.D., is the recipient of this year’s Samuel B. Shapiro Award for Chief Staff Executive Achievement from the Association Forum Foundation.
ACE Panel report finds 4 out of 5 respondents repair defective restorations
The American Dental Association's next Children's Airway event, scheduled to take place virtually April 22-23, will cover new content focused on myofunctional therapy, which addresses the improper function of the tongue and facial muscles.
Anesthesiologists allege Delta Dental doesn’t credential them as specialists
Many dentists repair defective restorations, but the repairs depend on the proper selection of cases, material and technique, according to an ADA Clinical Evaluators Panel report published in the April issue of JADA.
Letters: Rep. Paul Gosar, D.D.S.
The National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards recognized anesthesiology as a dental specialty in 2019. There is a problem, however, some anesthesiologists said.
I am writing to express my deep concerns about the ADA’s political and financial support of U.S. Congressional Representative Paul Gosar, D.D.S., R-Arizona.