On Feb. 22, buy dental office supplies to help patients who need care
Dental professionals can help raise money to benefit people in need of dental care by purchasing office supplies and dental equipment from participating companies on Feb. 22.
Load up on fluoride continuing education before annual meeting officially begins
ADA 2018 – America's Dental Meeting's pre-session includes a course involving silver diamine fluoride that kickstarts a series of continuing education courses that underscore the importance of fluoride.
Snorkels optional: New Dentist Conference scheduled for ADA 2018 in Honolulu
Registration for the New Dentist Conference in Hawaii is now open. Take advantage of a special $99 ADA 2018 registration rate until Feb. 28. Rates increase March 1.
Aloha! Registration now open for ADA 2018 – America's Dental Meeting
Dust off those surfboards, because registration for the annual meeting on Oahu is open.
ADA outlines priorities for oral health to new HHS secretary
Washington — To improve the oral health of all Americans, the ADA is asking the U.S. Department Health and Human Services to prioritize three key issues in 2018: eliminating regulatory burdens, improving Medicare and Medicaid and continuing to raise professional awareness about opioids.
ADA highlights accomplishments in 2017
More than $1 million donated to dentists affected by natural disasters. Potential patients visiting the ADA Find-a-Dentist online search tool. And publishing an updated Oral Cancer Clinical Practice Guideline.
CDP Managing Marketing webinar to help dentists welcome and retain more patients
Marketing can be a daunting activity for dentists at all stages of practice.
To help dentists, the ADA Council on Dental Practice is sponsoring a one-hour webinar on March 29 called GPS Managing Marketing: Demystifying Marketing.
ADA resources can help dentists fend off hackers, cyberattacks
The ADA Center for Professional Success has resources to help dentists fend off cyberattacks and hackers to possibly avoid what just happened to a suburban Indianapolis health network in January.
ADA creates 'fun experience' to educate consumers about the Seal of Acceptance
The ADA has developed a resource to help educate consumers about the significance and usefulness of the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
After Hurricane Harvey, dentists form lasting friendship
Three years after dental school, Dr. Hieu Truong Do was ready to own a dental practice. She had held an associate job working in different locations, but after she had her firstborn, she thought it was time.
FTC files complaint against dental companies
The Federal Trade Commission on Feb. 12 filed a complaint against three dental supply companies, alleging the companies violated federal antitrust laws by conspiring to refuse to provide discounts to or otherwise serve buying groups representing dental practitioners.
Congress extends CHIP for 10 years, earmarks $6 billion for opioids
Washington — The House and Senate on Feb. 9 passed another stopgap spending bill that includes a 10-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and allocates $6 billion for the opioid epidemic.
Registration open for Alliance of the ADA conference
Fort Worth, Tex. — Alliance of the ADA members and those interesting in joining are invited to the AADA conference April 19-21.
ADA templates simplify employee handbooks, correspondence
When was the last time your office's employee handbook was updated?
Closing health disparities in Oklahoma
This is the fifth in a series featuring graduates of the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership and how these dental leaders continue to affect their communities.
Delaware celebrates GKAS
This was the 15th year that the Delaware State Dental Society has participated in GKAS. Dr. Kelly's office was one of three locations to host events.
How does tax reform affect dentists, their practices?
The recent tax reform bill passed by the government is the first major rewrite of the U.S. tax code in over 30 years and is packed with changes that could affect dentists' financial planning.
Core buildup among procedures that prompt denial of claims
The existence of a CDT code does not necessarily mean that the procedure is covered or reimbursed by a dental benefits plan.
'Compassion for the living and reverence for the victims'
Two faculty members of the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine didn't wait long when Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in late September.
Promising dental informatics standard researchers sought for award
ADA members who have completed original standards-related research and who have a dental degree earned after 2013 or are pursuing an additional degree or specialty are encouraged to apply for the Robert H. Ahlstrom New Investigator Award.
International College of Dentists USA Section elects new president
The International College of Dentists USA Section announced in January it elected Dr. Joseph R. Kenneally as its 84th president during the ICD USA annual meeting in Atlanta
GKAS: putting action to need
The more than 200 kids who filled The Ohio State University College of Dentistry's operatories on Feb. 2 for the 2018 Give Kids A Smile national kickoff got cleanings, X-rays, restorations, sealants and other treatment they needed but may not otherwise get.
Association, PBHS launch ADA TV for waiting rooms
Combining entertainment, oral health and marketing, the Association and PBHS, Inc. announced Feb. 5 the creation of ADA TV, a broadcasting system that allows patients in waiting rooms to watch informative videos while educating patients about oral health specific services the dental practice provides.
Bitcoin goes to the dentist
Virtual currency may seem like a concept reserved for tech startups or Silicon Valley investors, but some dentists around the U.S. have started accepting it as payments from patients.
Industry Watch: Dentsply Sirona selects new CEO
Dentsply Sirona announced Jan. 17 that Donald M. Casey is its new CEO effective Feb. 12. Mr. Casey will also join the company's board of directors.
International volunteer workshop set for May 11
Network with colleagues, trade ideas and help to develop best practices for international volunteer projects May 11 at ADA Headquarters in Chicago.
Just the Facts — February 5, 2018
Patients covered by public assistance
Industry Watch: Kulzer announces new president of North America division
Kulzer announced Jan. 23 that it has named John Vitale as its president, North America. Mr. Vitale previously worked at such companies as Procter & Gamble, Keystone Dental and Nobel Biocare.
New year, new practice tips from Dental Practice Success
The Winter 2018 issue of Dental Practice Success is live and filled with great tips and strategies for dentists of all ages and career stages.
Retain your great new team members
Congratulations! You've selected your new hire and today is day one of what you hope will be a long, mutually rewarding relationship. What's your onboarding plan
Snapshots of American Dentistry — February 5, 2018
Advanced general dentistry program enrollment
Midwestern University dental school in Illinois names new dean
Midwestern University announced Feb. 2 it named Dr. Harold J. Haering as dean of its College of Dental Medicine-Illinois.
NIDCR seeks comments on oral biodevices research initiative
In response to ideas received for its NIDCR 2030 campaign, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is seeking comments on a new research initiative, Accelerating the Development of Oral Biodevices by Advancing Technologies.
Give Kids A Smile events launch Feb. 2
The ADA Foundation's premier philanthropic initiative, Give Kids A Smile, kicks off its 16th year Feb. 2 in the Buckeye State.