‘We always talk teeth’
Innovator in regenerative medicine receives 2018 Norton M. Ross Award
For the Rasmussens, dentistry runs deep in the family
Avoiding junk science
The ADA has awarded Dr. Giannobile for Excellence in Clinical Research
Clear aligner companies intensify dispute with new lawsuit
ADA offers evidence-based resources to help guide dental practitioners
Equipment enhances ADA Laboratory work
3Shape alleges rival Align is stifling competition illegally in attempt to gain monopoly in market
Harvard student receives Foundation research award
The lab has purchased and is using new equipment that will allow it to expand its capabilities
Illinois State Dental Society Foundation serves over 1,100 at MOM event
Dr. R. Frederick Lambert is the recipient of the 2018 ADA Foundation Crest and Oral-B Promising Researcher Award
Maine, Wisconsin to test online platform matching dentists during key transitions
The Illinois State Dental Society Foundation took over the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield for its biennial Mission of Mercy.
Spending bill increases dental research, resources funding
The purpose: to match dentists who are looking to join a practice with owners who are seeking a partner, associate or someone to purchase their practice.
U.S. troops in the spotlight at Michigan candy buy back event
HR 6157 allows federal government to keep running through Dec. 7
Patient safety conference in Orlando, Fla., in December
Little goblins who show up to trade in their Halloween candy will get a chance to thank U.S. veterans
Texas Mission of Mercy event helps hurricane victims
Conference aims to help attendees discuss how to detect, understand and mitigate dental care-related harm.
Snapshots of American Dentistry — October 15, 2018
Volunteers provided over $524,000 of charitable care to 653 patients in two days
Just the Facts — October 15, 2018
Hours worked by gender, age
Credit card scams hit California dentists
Longtime policy, economics researcher Dr. Howard Bailit dies
Street gangs target and intimidate our families and businesses to feed their criminal enterprise.
ADA meets with U.S. Surgeon General
Farmington, Conn. — Dr. Howard Bailit, a longtime educator and health policy and economics researcher, died Oct. 2. He was 80 years old.
Patients, dentists can report to FDA issues with direct to consumer dentistry devices
Washington — ADA President Joseph P. Crowley and President-elect Jeffrey Cole met with U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., Oct. 9 to discuss the state of oral health in the U.S.
Senate passes Action for Dental Health
Patients and dentists can report issues with medical devices to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including any problems they have had with devices related to direct to consumer, or DTC, dental laboratory products.
ADA supports proposed control range for fluoride in water
Washington — The Senate on Oct. 11 unanimously passed the Action for Dental Health bill, legislation aimed at improving oral health and access to oral health care.
NIDCR invites input on three proposals
Washington — The ADA supports the proposed operational control range of 0.6 mg/L to 1.0 mg/L for the target fluoride level of 0.7mg/L recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service.
Provider of dental equipment to charitable clinics celebrates 10-year anniversary
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is seeking comments on three new research initiatives.
FDA extends approval of HPV vaccine for people 27-45
Someone has to acquire, store, maintain and transport the dental equipment used at charitable dental clinics every year across the U.S. Many volunteers and patients at such clinics can thank America's Dentists Care Foundation, or ADCF, for doing just that.
Three hospitals settle potential HIPAA violations concerning film crews
People 27 to 45 are now approved to get the human papillomavirus vaccine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Oct. 5.
HPI: Fewer dentists are practicing solo
The federal government reached separate settlements with three Massachusetts health centers that allegedly compromised the privacy of patients' protected health information by permitting a TV film crew into the centers without first obtaining authorization from patients.
Water, milk top soft drinks in what kids drink
According to the ADA Health Policy Institute, fewer dentists are working as solo practitioners.
Get the facts on drugs in dentistry with modern handbook
Soft drinks accounted for almost 20 percent of total beverage consumption among kids in 2013-16 in the U.S., according to a September report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
'I'm off to my next journey'
What are the most frequently used drugs in dentistry today? How are they prescribed and managed in medically complex patients? What are ADA guidelines when it comes to antibiotic prophylaxis, medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw and the use of general anesthesia?
Crown denials can be appealed with help from ADA
Dr. Terry Dickinson remembers sitting with a small group of dental friends during their local dental study club meeting when the facilitator asked each attendee a direct question: "What do you want to do with the rest of your lives?"
Hawaii Medicaid patients to receive dental care
This is the 19th story in the Decoding Dental Benefits series featuring answers and solutions for dentists when it comes to the world of dental benefits and plans. The series is intended to help untangle many of the issues that can potentially befuddle dentists and their teams so that they can focus on patient care.
Dental materials scientist receives 3M research fellowship
Honolulu — Two Hawaii managed care providers announced Oct. 2 plans to include basic adult dental care for adults who have Medicaid as their sole source of medical insurance coverage.
Register for HPI dental market course in Hawaii
Dr. Sabrina Feitosa Sochacki is working to prevent biofilm development around resin-based materials.
An assistant research professor at Indiana University School of Dentistry, she has been working on the development of antimicrobial resin-based materials with the potential to reduce biofilm formation.
Guardian's claim submission address changing
The ADA Health Policy Institute will present Our Dental Care System is Stuck on Friday, Oct. 19, during ADA 2018 – America's Dental Meeting.
Say that again? Consider effective patient communication during Health Literacy Month
Guardian's group dental preferred provider organization (PPO) and dental health maintenance organization (DHMO) claim submission P.O. boxes in Spokane, Washington, will officially close on Oct. 31.
Congress passes bipartisan opioid legislation
October is Health Literacy Month and a good time to review oral health literacy best practices and ADA resources on the topic.
New California law requires transparency in dental benefits
The Senate on Oct. 3 overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation aimed at ending the nation's opioid crisis.
Expanded-function dental assistants can ‘bring real value’
A new California law will require dental insurers to create a standardized benefits form to help patients better understand their benefits.
Study: Some e-cigarette liquids may increase caries risk
Many dentists may not be aware of the benefits that expanded-function dental assistants can provide to their practices, according to a survey conducted by the ADA Council on Dental Practice.
Attention: Candidates for 2019 Speaker of ADA House of Delegates
Register in new signup system for GKAS
‘We are at the top of our game’
Give Kids A Smile program coordinators have until Nov. 9 to use a new electronic system to register their programs for 2019 and be eligible to receive donated product kits.
‘I love fluoride’ campaign proves effective in New York
Editor’s note: This is the second part of a conversation with Dr. Jeffrey M. Cole, ADA president-elect, who will be installed as the 155th president of the American Dental Association Oct. 22 in Honolulu. The Sept. 17 ADA News featured Part 1. ADA News Editor Judy Jakush interviewed Dr. Cole.
Honoring dentistry’s brightest rising stars
Potsdam, N.Y. — Following a year of public discussion, an outspoken group of health care professionals and residents in this village of about 16,000 helped convince officials to continue fluoridating the local water supply.
Alliance working with ADA ‘to meet the future’
The American Dental Association is seeking nominations through Dec. 31 to recognize 10 new dentists who are demonstrating excellence in their work and inspiring others.
Dental epidemiologist, student receive Whiston awards
Recognizing the changing face of the dental spouse, the Alliance of the American Dental Association in the last year has changed the way it communicates with members and adopted a new strategic plan to increase, and better serve, its changing membership.
Dental erosion focus of new ACE Panel report
An Indiana University dental student and a public health resident at Boston University are the 2018 recipients of the ADA Foundation Dr. David Whiston Leadership awards from the ADA Foundation.
ADA CE Online launches one-year subscription service
Dentists can get insight on dental erosion from an ADA Clinical Evaluators Panel Report released in October.
Modernizing the initial dental licensure process
In an effort to simplify the purchase process for online continuing education while providing unlimited access to ADA CE Online, the Association announced Oct. 1 it launched a new one-year subscription program for dentists and their dental staff.
Calling for the modernization of the dental licensure process, the ADA, the American Dental Education Association and American Student Dental Association have teamed up to become the founding members of the Coalition for Modernizing Dental Licensure.