Lenny Kravitz teams up with his dentist to improve access to care on his home island
Organized dentistry expresses concerns regarding the U.S.-Mexico Tourism Improvement Act
On top of bringing smiles to music fans all over the world, Mr. Kravitz, along with his Manhattan-based dentist Dr. Jonathan Levine, is brightening the smiles of people on his home island in the Bahamas, Eleuthera, through annual humanitarian dental trips.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 27
Until Mexican programs achieve accreditation through the Commission on Dental Accreditation, U.S. dental schools should not build relationships with Mexican schools.
Industry speaks out on value of new HPI report
The Drug Enforcement Agency's next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for April 27.
Creating a national holiday celebrating smiles, dental care
A new report from the ADA Health Policy Institute is earning rave reviews from the dental industry.
Dentists, students awarded for their advocacy work
According to the National Day Calendar, National Dental Care Month brings awareness to the importance of preventative dental care "just in time for a summer full of family reunions, weddings and vacations — all times we love to take pictures and smile." People are encouraged to observe National Dental Care Month by reviewing their dental habits and checking in with their dentist.
ADA Foundation launches American Hero Fund
Rep. Van Drew talked about the importance of strong advocacy, particularly when it comes to dentistry.
CODA offers information, resources to dental hygiene students affected by Argosy closure
The American Hero Fund will award financial grants to selected organizations that provide oral health services to U.S. veterans.
Dentists and students advocate for key oral health issues in Washington
In response to the Argosy University-Twin Cities closure in March, the Commission on Dental Accreditation is providing information and resources to programs that could help affected dental hygiene students fulfill their education goals.
UNLV dental students treat vets at clinic named for fallen soldier
The issues were big but the passion was even bigger at the ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day. More than 1,100 dentists and dental students gathered for the event, which was jointly hosted by the ADA and American Student Dental Association.
Trailblazers in dentistry
The UNLV School of Dental Medicine's veteran clinic is now in the midst of its second decade of service, and it is one of several student-run clinics that are supervised by licensed dentists.
From Alaska with love: Dentist recognized for volunteerism in Nepal
Today's growing number of women pursuing a career in dentistry can be traced back to 1861 when 28-year-old Lucy Beaman Hobbs opened a dental practice in Cincinnati. She had been denied to study at the Ohio College of Dental Surgery because of her gender but managed to convince the college dean to tutor her privately.
Just the Facts — April 15, 2019
Dr. Brian Hollander's work in Nepal stems from the 29 years he and his wife Judy spent living, practicing dentistry and raising their two children in the country.
Your team is EVERYTHING!
Dental hygiene education programs.
Dentists spend a long time learning all there is to know to provide patients with the best dental care in the world. Patients should understand that and praise and brag about their dentists on every occasion possible.
Wonder women of dentistry
As competition rises in dentistry, it's more important than ever before for practices to develop a business philosophy that allows them to become and remain successful. To that end, I firmly believe in a concept that I refer to as "Lean Dentistry." It's an excellent business approach for dental practices looking to improve their performance.
Dentists, dental students advocate together
This is the second article in an ADA News series examining the changing demographics and increasing diversity in dentistry.
KeyBank acquires ADA-endorsed Laurel Road
The ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day kicked off April 14 in the nation's capital. More than 1,100 dentists, dental students, state association staff and other dental leaders gathered to advocate for the profession and patients.
Vermont Community Dental Health Coordinators shine
KeyBank National Association announced in April it acquired the digital lending business of Laurel Road, the student loan-refinancing program endorsed by the ADA.
Snapshots of American Dentistry — April 15, 2019
Barriers to dental care are not created equally. Even when they spring from socioeconomic conditions, like low income and poverty, the particular array of challenges can be as diverse as the people. Still, the challenges often mean parents, children and other family members must deal with those challenges instead of having needed time in a dental chair.
ADA to host emergency department referral programs webinar April 23
Sources of inflows into dental workforce
NIDCR Craniofacial Research Symposium set for May 6
Emergency department referral programs best utilize resources between hospitals and dental clinics to connect patients to care, and an April 23 webinar will bring more exposure to these programs and show how the public can benefit from this type of medical-dental collaboration.
ADA, others ask Congress to make pass-through deduction permanent
Bethesda, Md. — The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research will host a craniofacial research symposium May 6 on the National Institutes of Health campus.
ADA, AADR seek $10 million for 2020 military dental research
Washington — The ADA and more than 100 organizations are asking Congress to make the 20 percent pass-through deduction introduced in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act permanent.
Amazon's Alexa HIPAA-compliant
Washington — The ADA and American Association of Dental Research are asking Congress for $10 million for military dental research in 2020.
Call for nominations for evidence-based dentistry awards
Amazon announced April 4 that its Alexa Skills Kit now enables select covered entities and their business associates subject to HIPAA regulations to build Alexa skills that allows it to transmit and receive protected health information as part of an invite-only program, the company said in a blog post.
Report: ADA Members Retirement Program investment option among top 2018 performers
The ADA and the American Association for Dental Research are searching for dental educators and clinicians who have made significant contributions to implement and advance evidence-based dentistry.
Webinar on prescribing analgesics during the overdose epidemic set for May 8
A new AXA target-date fund series option offered in the ADA Members Retirement Program ranked among the best performers in 2018.
CMS introduces new Part D opioid safety policies
The ADA is hosting a May 8 webinar on the opioid overdose epidemic to help dentists learn how to deal with the root causes of the epidemic.
April raises awareness on facial protection, oral cancer screenings
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have introduced new Medicare Part D opioid safety policies to help reduce prescription opioid misuse.
Proposed new ADA standards available for review
April is National Facial Protection Month, founded by the AAOMS to promote the use of protective gear.
New sleep medicine conference offered at ADA FDI World Dental Congress
The committee has representation from all interests in the U.S. in the standardization of materials, instruments and equipment in dentistry.
Live-streaming deployed for first time at airway conference
With the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine estimating that about 30 million adults in the U.S. have obstructive sleep apnea, this September’s ADA FDI World Dental Congress will shine a spotlight on what presenters are calling a hot topic.
ADA urges panel to better address acute pain management in teens, young adults
Working remotely has become more popular in recent years, and now it could become a viable option for “attending” ADA conferences or meetings.
April JADA study finds oral health services for young children lagging
Recommendations to ensure best pain management practices are being applied consistently throughout the federal government
Just the Facts — April 1, 2019
Preventive oral health services are lagging among young children and children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
Matching dentists during practice transitions
Snapshots of American Dentistry — April 1, 2019
The ADA Business Innovation Group launched the profile functionality of ADA Practice Transitions.
Dental groups ask Congress for increased funding for CDC, HRSA, NIDCR
Allied dental vs predoctoral dental graduates
ACE Panel Report focuses on antibiotic use
The ADA, American Dental Education Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Association for Dental Research are urging Congress to increase funding in 2020 for initiatives important to dentistry and the nation's oral health.
Read Dental Practice Success for tips on acquiring a practice
Dentists can get insight on antibiotic use in endodontic infections from an ADA Clinical Evaluators Panel Report released in March.
Kansas City dentist brings smiles, tears of joy on Netflix’s 'Queer Eye'
The road to practice ownership can include acquiring an existing practice. But there are lots of questions and considerations involved in the process.
Kansas City, Mo. — Deborah and Mary Jones, sisters and owners of Kansas City’s Jones Bar-B-Q, loved to joke around and laugh. That was obvious from the first moments the duo was featured on the third season of Netflix’s “Queer Eye.”