Volunteers needed for August dental mission in Grenada
ACE Panel report focuses on bioactive materials
A California-based nonprofit is launching its inaugural project in Grenada this year and needs volunteers for oral health care and education in the Caribbean nation.
ADA asks House to prioritize opioids bills
Dentists can get insight on the use of bioactive materials from an ADA Clinical Evaluators Panel Report released in June.
ADA councils’ CE at annual meeting offers insight into their work, activities
Washington — In advance of the House of Representatives voting on opioids legislation, the ADA expressed support for several proposals that complement the Association’s ongoing efforts to keep prescription opioid pain medications from becoming a source of harm.
July 19 webinar to focus on status of opioid crisis
Honolulu — Among the offerings of continuing education provided at the ADA’s annual meeting are ADA council-presented courses, which Dr. Bud Evans believes are valuable for ADA 2018 – America’s Dental Meeting here from Oct. 18-22.
Oral health and aging
A free July 19 ADA webinar, Opioids: Current Status of the Crisis, Response and Future Directions will address the current state of the opioid crisis, prescribing trends and steps being taken to address the crisis.
Just the Facts — June 18, 2018
Oral Health America hosted “Healthy Mouths, Healthy Bodies: Both Are Needed To Age in Place,” June 8 in Washington.
Studies underscore efficacy of water fluoridation
Just the Facts — June 18, 2018
Waterline safety focus of FDA webpage
Children and adolescents in the U.S. with greater access to fluoridation were less likely to experience dental caries in a study published in June in the Journal of Dental Research.
For the article, “Water Fluoridation and Dental Caries in U.S. Children and Adolescents,” researchers evaluated associations between the availability of community water fluoridation and dental caries experience in children and adolescents.
ADA meets with HHS to discuss dentistry’s continuing efforts in ending opioid crisis
The Food and Drug Administration in June launched a webpage focusing on dental unit waterlines, which includes information about infection control and tips for dental practitioners.
Three guides available in ADA Catalog for first time
Washington — In a June 12 meeting with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, ADA President-Elect Jeffrey Cole discussed ways for the ADA to collaborate with federal agencies on preventing first-time exposure to opioids from the dental chair.
ADA councils’ CE at annual meetings offers insight into work, activities
Los Angeles — Dr. Stanley F. Malamed believes that many dentists are wary of using sedation in their practices — unfortunately, he added.
ADA asks House to prioritize several opioids bills
Among the offerings of continuing education provided at the ADA's annual meeting are ADA council-presented courses, which Dr. Bud Evans believes are valuable for ADA 2018 – America's Dental Meeting here from Oct. 18-22.
ADA thanks committee for addressing oral health needs in American Indian, Alaska Native populations
In advance of the House of Representatives voting on opioids legislation, the ADA expressed support for several proposals that complement the Association's ongoing efforts to keep prescription opioid pain medications from becoming a source of harm.
El Paso, Texas dental school names ADA trustee as dean
In continuing efforts to improve the oral health of American Indians and Alaska Natives, the ADA is urging Congress to pass legislation that would strengthen the Indian Health Service's efforts in creating a centralized credentialing system.
Policies aim to limit youth use of tobacco and nicotine products
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso announced June 12 it named Dr. Richard C. Black as dean of the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine, which is set to open in 2021.
Predental students help boost data collection at GKAS events in New Jersey
San Francisco voters backed a measure to ban flavored nicotine products in June, while in May the Illinois legislature backed a bill to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco and nicotine products form 18 to 21 statewide.
PPO-leasing networks can lead to confusion, consternation
As undergraduate predental students, Drs. Eric Klein and David Glassberg decided they wanted to find volunteer opportunities in the profession they planned on joining.
June 26 webinar to address PPO leasing
This is the 14th 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.
Senate introduces Action for Dental Health bill
The ADA has stepped in to offer a free webinar to answer questions about the process called The Growing Impact of PPO Leasing on Your Dental Practice.
Dental care program for Syrian refugee children to expand
Washington — The Senate on June 6 introduced the Action for Dental Health bill, legislation aimed at improving oral health and access to oral health care.
New law gives veterans more health care options
Buffalo, N.Y. — Dr. Othman Shibly, a clinical professor in the University of Buffalo dental school, recently completed his 15th mission in May to the borders of his native Syria to help deliver dental care to more than 2,000 refugee children.
ADA asks Congress to expand HSA, FSA flexibility
Washington — A new law will make it easier for veterans to get health care and will also benefit dentists and physicians who work for Veterans Affairs facilities.
CDHC who started nonprofit recognized with research award
Washington — The ADA is asking Congress to increase the limits of health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts with the hope that consumers will be more likely to use their tax-advantaged savings toward dental services.
Pediatric airway symposium to clear the air on dental screening, treatment
Most dentists would find it unusual to see an abscess a day in their patient population. For MiQuel McRae, a Community Dental Health Coordinator, it's endemic to the population she serves, a population that she profiled in the Third Annual El Rio Research Fair in May. There, Ms. McRae received the Carlos A. Flores, M.D. Create Tomorrow Award, which is named in honor of Dr. Flores, a late El Rio board member and pediatrician and neonatologist.
ADA TV puts control of waiting room content in dentists' hands
One of the speakers at the Aug. 24-25 conference, Children's Airway Health – A Practical Conference, thinks August can't come soon enough. "This should have been done years ago," said Ron Mitchell, M.D. "It's a long time coming."
‘Magic’ pediatric dentist’s video goes viral: ‘It’s been pretty crazy’
This is the ninth in a series of articles about Internet marketing that feature interviews with ADA members to describe how PBHS, the website and marketing services provider endorsed by ADA Business Resources, is helping dentists address today's marketing challenges.
Annual summit on antimicrobial stewardship in July
Dr. Eyal Simchi and his staff regularly post videos on Facebook of cheerful interactions he has with patients at his pediatric practice.
In San Diego clinics, ADA president finds 'hope' for solution to dental care access
For the fifth year, the Illinois Department of Public Health on July 17 will host the Illinois Summit on Antimicrobial Stewardship, to include sessions looking at improving antibiotic use in dental settings, a review of guidelines on antibiotic prophylaxis and implementing antimicrobial stewardship in dental clinics.
Just the Facts — June 4, 2018
During his two-day visit in April to one-of-a-kind dental clinics run primarily by predental students under the direction of professionals, ADA President Joseph P. Crowley found appreciative patients and dedicated volunteers.
In South Dakota, Rosebud Indian Reservation seeks volunteers for its dental clinic
Dentists participating in Medicaid or CHIP
Snapshots of American Dentistry — Trends in dental emergency department visits for adults by payer
The clinic serves as the principal place for receiving dental care for many of the reservation’s residents. It relies exclusively on volunteer dentists and hygienists for providing care.
Resources available for dentists dealing with illness, injury
NIDCR invites comments on two proposals
Seattle — The Washington State Dental Association wants dentists who encounter disabling accidents or illnesses to know: The WSDA Disability Support Program is here to help.
Hawaii officials: Volcanic eruptions pose no threat to Oahu, air quality
Bethesda, Md. — In response to ideas received for its NIDCR 2030 campaign, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is seeking comments on two new research initiatives:
Honolulu — Hawaii officials are reassuring people with plans to visit the islands that the ongoing Kilauea volcano eruptions pose no threat to visitors or air quality.