MyView: My volunteer experience at a Native American dental clinic
Dental sealant webinar to stream Feb. 6
ALL DENTAL PROFESSIONALS NEEDED. I was sitting on a plane, reading the most recent Journal of the American Dental Association, and I, once again, saw this classified ad.
ADA standard on treating biofilm in waterlines available for comment
The ADA will present a free webinar Feb. 6 on dental sealants, especially designed to help dental providers in communities that do not yet have sealant programs in place.
Nonprofit recruiting dentists to volunteer in Puerto Rico
The American Dental Association Standards Committee on Dental Products has approved the document for circulation and comment.
Dental schools, industry team up to create innovation centers
The U.S.-based International Medical Relief is sponsoring outreach trips to Puerto Rico in response to the earthquakes that have devastated the region.
Letters: Delta Lawsuit
The Center for Research & Education in Technology is encouraging dental schools to find out how to participate in its program and learn about the benefits to the school and its students.
Letters: 'Being flexible'
I was very pleased to see that the ADA is stepping forward with a class action lawsuit against Delta Dental.
I am writing in response to the My View in the Dec. 10, 2019, ADA News, “Only You Are You,” by Dr. Stuart L. Segelnick.
Letters: Dr. Paul Gosar
I read with great interest the article “Dentists Can Plot Their Futures Through Transitions,” in the Oct. 21, 2019, ADA News.
Dr. Loree Bolin is ADA’s 2020 Humanitarian Award recipient
Dr. Paul Gosar was elected by the 4th District in Arizona to represent them. As an old dental colleague of his who has known him for 20 years, I am sad to say I was one of many dentists he fooled into supporting him after he promised he would not tow the party line but to think issues through as a representative; a representative of more than right-wing causes and beliefs.
ADA standards committees invite interested parties to upcoming meetings
Dr. Loree Bolin’s humanitarian work has drawn accolades from the dental community in her home state of Washington, and now Dr. Bolin is being recognized nationally by being named the recipient of the ADA’s 2020 Humanitarian Award, bestowed by the ADA Board of Trustees.
ADA Publishing unveils new websites
Those interested in developing dental standards that ensure product safety and efficacy and offer useful information on new and emerging technologies can attend upcoming meetings of the American Dental Association's standards committees.
Free ADA webinar offers education on how to receive electronic funds transfer payments
The ADA Publishing unveiled in December new webpages for four award-winning and well-respected publications — ADA News, The Journal of the American Dental Association, Dental Practice Success and the New Dentist News, giving the journal and magazines a greater presence online.
American College of Dentists celebrates centennial anniversary
Dentists who have had a dental plan payment check lost in the mail could consider a way to receive safe and secure payment through electronic funds transfer payments.
Dentists rank No. 2 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Jobs report
As the American College of Dentists celebrates its 100th anniversary, its leaders are ready to continue their mission of advancing excellence, ethics, professionalism and leadership in dentistry.
Anniversary of community water fluoridation arrives
Dentists leaped up to No. 2 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the 100 Best Jobs, the magazine revealed on its website Jan. 7.
From high school student to dentist, Give Kids A Smile volunteer continues commitment
The ADA National Fluoridation Advisory Committee is inviting dentists and others who promote the adoption and continuation of adding an optimal amount of fluoride to water to celebrate this year.
Former ADA vice president dies at 87
Dr. Theressa Eliscar-Hewett began volunteering at the Nassau County Give Kids A Smile event in Long Island, New York, as a high school student. More than 10 years later, she continues to volunteer, only now as a dentist.
ADA seeks nominations for representation on Dental Quality Alliance
Dr. Chauncey Cross, who served as vice president of the American Dental Association from 1997-98, died Sept. 5, 2019, on his 87th birthday.
Special Olympics athletes get dental help thanks to ADA member dentist
The ADA is calling for nominations for two seats to represent the Association in the Dental Quality Alliance.
Member review, comment solicited for changes to CDT Code
As the world gets ready for the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games in February, one of the ADA’s member dentists will be watching as the Special Smiles program he founded will be used to screen and attend to the dental needs of the competing athletes.
ADA Member Advantage ends two endorsements
The 2021 Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature — better known as the CDT Code — could include changes or additions to codes regarding oral/oropharyngeal cancer, caries management by risk assessment, laboratory surface scanning for diagnostic purposes, and counseling for the control and prevention of adverse oral, behavioral, and systemic health effects associated with high-risk substance use.
HHS releases video tutorial for searching list of excluded individuals/entities
ADA Member Advantage announced Jan. 8 the end of its endorsement relationship with two companies.
ADA asks Congress to pass Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act
The Department of Health and Human Services released Nov. 25 a five-minute video explaining how to search its list of excluded individuals and entities, called LEIE.
ADA CERP collaboration focuses on dentistry’s role in interprofessional education
The American Dental Association is asking Congress to pass the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act — legislation that would require all private group and individual health plans to cover medically necessary services that repair or restore congenital anomalies.
New ADA standard, technical report available for comment by Feb. 17
The ADA’s Continuing Education Recognition Program, or ADA CERP, announced in December that it is collaborating with Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education, in an effort to offer dentists more opportunities to participate in interprofessional education.
ADA supports proposed rules to update federal Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law
The American Dental Association Standards Committee on Dental Informatics has approved two documents for circulation and comment.
January JADA assesses whether patients recognize erosive tooth wear
The American Dental Association supports a new safe harbor for cybersecurity technology and services and modifying the existing safe harbor for electronic health records to add protections for cybersecurity. This was in response to the Office of the Inspector General and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed changes to the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law exceptions.
Stony Brook University opens Center for Implant and Digital Technology
Dental patients struggle to recognize erosive tooth wear, according to a study published in the January issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine opened Dec. 5 its Center for Implant and Digital Technology, which will serve as a state-of-the-art space for digital dentistry-focused education, patient care and research.