ADA supports legislation regulating vaping devices
Predoctoral programs now required to educate students on managing patients with disabilities
The ADA reiterated its support for legislation aimed at regulating vaping devices and liquids in the same manner the Food and Drug Administration regulates cigarettes and other tobacco products.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research seeks input on proposed initiatives
Beginning in 2020, the Commission on Dental Accreditation will require all U.S. predoctoral dental education programs to educate students on managing patients with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Arkansas Children's Hospital receives donation to aid sealant program
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is welcoming input on its research initiatives from the research and clinical practice communities, industry, interested organizations and the public as part of its budget planning process for the 2021 fiscal year.
Amalgam separator deadline approaching quickly
The Yates Foundation donated $1.25 million to the Arkansas Children's Hospital’s Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow, with the gift earmarked for the hospital’s dental sealant program, according to a hospital news release.
Boston University installs 2 robotic devices for dental implant surgeries
Under a federal rule adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2017, many dental practices will need an installed amalgam separator by July 14, 2020. A few practices may be exempt, but some of those that are still need to submit a form to affirm their exemption from the rule.
ADA president: We have and will continue to educate dental community on opioids
Boston University's Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine announced Oct. 9 it was the first U.S. dental school to acquire, install and use two surgical robotic devices for dental implant surgeries.
ADA awards ‘qualified’ status to 2 Seal testing sites
On the heels of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service releasing new guidance on opioids, the ADA wants members to know the Association continues to combat the opioid epidemic by educating dentists on the best ways to help patients manage dental pain.
ADA offers solutions on improving oral health for rural populations
Two facilities have achieved "qualified" status under a new ADA program for research sites that participate in the ADA Seal of Acceptance Program.
NPI enumeration webinar scheduled for two dates in November
How should we measure access to health care services in rural communities? This was one of several questions the ADA addressed in the Health Resources and Services Administration’s request for information on improving health care for rural Americans.
Dental schools embrace Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program
The ADA is presenting a continuing education course on National Provider Identifier enumeration on Nov. 15 and Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. Central time each date.
Bahamas Dental Association, International Medical Relief recruiting volunteers for Hurricane Dorian missions
At a young age, Leah Cik Roth left her Czechoslovakian home to become an apprentice basket maker and wig maker. She learned in 1941 that most of her community back home, including her father and nearly all her siblings, had been forced over the Polish border by Hungarian forces allied with the Nazis and executed by firing squads.
National Children’s Dental Health Month to celebrate water fluoridation in 2020
Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas on Sept. 1 and was the most intense tropical cyclone to strike the Bahamas in the nation’s history. To assist the victims of the devastation, the Bahamas Dental Association and International Medical Relief are planning outreach missions to ensure that the survivors’ medical and dental needs are addressed.
ADA sets record straight on status of petition to FDA regarding SmileDirectClub
The year of 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of community water fluoridation, and the ADA is helping dentists celebrate the occasion as National Children’s Dental Health Month approaches.
National Safety Council releases toolkit on opioids in the workplace
The ADA’s pending citizen petition submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about SmileDirectClub’s marketing and direct-to-consumer sales of plastic teeth aligners is still active.
HEAL initiative focuses on decreasing opioid use disorder
Itasca, Ill. — On Sept. 18, the National Safety Council released its Opioids at Work Employer Toolkit, a resource designed to help employers create workplace safety programs focused on opioids. The toolkit is free of charge.
ADA asks CMS to consult Dental Quality Alliance on dental measures
The National Institutes of Health announced Sept. 26 it has awarded $945 million across 41 states through the Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative.
Data breaches unlikely in August ransomware attack
The ADA encourages the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to simplify the complex Merit-Based Incentive Payment System program, and would like the agency to remain sensitive to the needs of rural and small dental practices who treat pediatric patients.
Sign up GKAS program by Nov. 13 to receive product kits
An investigation into the ransomware attack that affected hundreds of dental practices in August found it likely did not compromise any patient information, according to a report released Oct. 4 by the Wisconsin Dental Association Insurance and Services Corp.
Saliva research wins Ig Nobel Prize for chemistry
Give Kids A Smile program coordinators should sign up their 2020 event between Oct. 1 and Nov. 13 to be eligible to receive donated product kits.
November CE Live course focuses on esthetic, therapeutic uses of Botox
A team of Japanese researchers’ efforts to determine how much saliva a typical 5-year-old produces in a day won them an Ig Nobel Prize, a satiric award modeled after the Nobel Prize that honors “achievements that make people laugh and then think.”
New dentists sought for ADA 10 Under 10 Awards
The American Dental Association will offer a two-day CE Live course on the use of dermal fillers and botulinum neurotoxin –– commonly known as Botox, Xeomin or Dysport –– for dental esthetic and therapeutic uses in the oral and maxillofacial areas.
ADA expands policy on oral cancer detection to include oropharyngeal cancer
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.
The American Dental Association recommends dentists conduct routine visual and tactile examinations for oral and oropharyngeal cancer for all patients, according to a resolution passed by the ADA House of Delegates on Sept. 9.