Dental benefits resolution creates task force to strategize advocacy
Full house for EBD workshop
proved a resolution relating to dental benefits that seeks to “minimize interference of dental benefit carriers into the doctor-patient relationship.”
Helping veterans navigate care: Community Dental Health Coordinators pitch in
Evidence-based dentistry workshop focus is on learning to conduct and publish systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Just the Facts — November 19, 2018
Nearly 200 veterans received dental care and the opportunity to establish a dental home at a clinic in Dover, NJ.
Why bother with evidence-based dentistry? ADA has the answer — free and fast
Dentists in solo practice
Snapshots of American Dentistry — November 19, 2018
Dr. Elliot Abt has heard the same question repeatedly from participants of ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry workshops: what resources exist to get more information on evidence-based dentistry?
Submitting images, case materials for dental examinations easier
International graduates of advanced dental education programs
ADA Success program brings speakers, experts to guide future dentists
It’ll soon become easier for dental professionals to submit digital images and case materials that can help better develop and administer dental examinations.
FDA vows to strengthen compliance for electronic nicotine products, calls for banning menthol in cigarettes, cigars
From finding a job to understanding employment agreements, dental schools and dental societies seeking to provide guidance and support for dental students can reach out to ADA Success, which offers a series of programs on topics most relevant to students today.
Water fluoridation on the ballot
In an effort to curtail youth tobacco use, the Food and Drug Administration announced Nov. 15 plans to strengthen the agency's compliance policy for electronic nicotine delivery systems products that are flavored by requiring they be sold in age-restricted locations in person and improving age verification processes for online.
Two dental companies agree to $5.1 million settlement for alleged fraud
Voters favored water fluoridation in one U.S. city on Nov. 6, but chose to stop fluoridation in two others.
Arizona attorney general files suit against Benco for alleged anticompetitive behavior
Indianapolis — A whistleblower dentist aided the federal and Indiana state government in securing a $5.1 million settlement from two dental firms after the companies allegedly engaged in various types of Medicaid fraud, as well as other transgressions, from 2009-13.
California health care system awarded for reducing pneumonia by focusing on oral health
Phoenix — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed an antitrust and consumer fraud lawsuit in October against dental supply company Benco for alleged anticompetitive and deceptive acts that the attorney general said stifled competition in the Arizona dental industry and harmed Arizona consumers.
ADA clarifies social media post by SmileDirectClub
A California health care system received an award for reducing non-ventilator-associated hospital-acquired pneumonia by increasing the quality and frequency of oral care during their hospitalization.
Army dental chief loves learning
The ADA will continue to monitor social media while moving ahead with efforts to educate professionals and the public about direct-to-consumer dentistry after a social media post by clear aligner company SmileDirectClub incorrectly stated that its product was approved by the ADA, according to the Association.
Help build healthy smiles during National Children's Dental Health Month
Falls Church, Va. — U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Shan K. Bagby is the 28th chief of the Army Dental Corps and the deputy chief of staff for support, G-1/4/6, at Army Medical Command. He currently oversees personnel, logistics, information technology systems, civilian human resources and talent management for Army medicine.
House of Delegates approves more succinct dental licensure-related policies
The Smile Builders are ready to get to work as National Children's Dental Health Month approaches in February.
NJ dentists donate care to veterans
The ADA House of Delegates Oct. 22 approved a resolution that outlines a more succinct policy on licensure-related matters in an effort to make its position on the subject clearer.
Tricare retiree dental program leaving Delta Dental, moving to federal plan
Reaching out to dentally underserved and uninsured veterans, a group of New Jersey dental practices opened their doors Nov. 3 to donate their time and skills to treating this population.
FDA issues nutrition label guidance
Beginning Nov. 12, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program will replace the Tricare Retiree Dental Program.
ADA Member Advantage-endorsed backup, recovery system unveils product for retiring, transitioning dentists
Washington — The Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 2 issued new guidance to help manufacturers comply with two final rules updating the Nutrition Facts label.
Member dentists elected to Congress
The Digital Dental Record, a managed online data backup and recovery solution endorsed by ADA Member Advantage, announced Nov. 1 a new product that allows dentists to store and access their patient records data for up to 10 years after a patient’s last visit.
Comments sought on proposal to make commercial entities ineligible for CERP recognition
Voters elected five ADA members to Congress Nov. 6.
FDA issues alert about issue with EpiPens
The Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition is seeking written comments through Jan. 31, 2019, on a proposal to make commercial entities no longer for ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program, or CERP, recognition.
GKAS sparks smiles at Hawaii school
Some EpiPen, EpiPen Jr. and authorized generic versions of the product may not easily slide out of their carrier tubes, which could block quick access to the device in an emergency, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration said Nov. 2.
Harnessing the power of storytelling
Inside the cafeteria, a stereo system played the beloved “Frozen” song “Love is an Open Door”.
Local dentists pitch in to ensure course at ADA 2018 continues
Unique CE, compelling speakers kick off New Dentist Conference
Three recognized for leadership in Evidence Based Dentistry
An hour before a course on caries management was supposed to start workshop organizers realized an essential tool for participants was missing.
Nonprofit asks dentists to donate care to ‘One Vet’ for Veterans Day
When evidence-based dentistry was still an emerging concept, Dr. Richard Niederman was at the forefront, said his colleague, Dr. Parthasarathy Madurantakam.
Some Enchanted Evening opens annual meeting with brilliance
As Veterans Day approaches, Dental Lifeline Network, with the support of the ADA, is asking dental teams to donate care to veterans with special needs.
Application process open for ADA speaker of the House
A surprise onstage appearance by the Hawaiian youth baseball team that won the 2018 Little League World Series epitomized the collaborative excellence.
Join ADA for $0 national dues through end of year
Members interested in running for ADA speaker of the House in 2019 can go on ADA.org to find the information necessary to file for candidacy.
Mississippi police seek help in cold case
Dentists interested in seeing what ADA membership is about can sign up for $0 national dues for the rest of 2018.
2018 House of Delegate actions include dues increase, new policies
Law enforcement are seeking dentists' assistance in identifying a woman who had extensive dental work.
Dentists can play role in helping patients stop smoking
The ADA House of Delegates Oct. 22 approved a $22 dues increase for 2019 but decided against a special assessment of $58, instead urging the Board of Trustees to use reserve funds to pay for the remaining year of a three-year pilot project for the Find-A-Dentist campaign.
ADA president to members: Dentistry needs leaders like you
November is an apt time for dental professionals to talk with patients about quitting smoking and the dangers of tobacco and nicotine on their health.
Get ready for ADA FDI World Dental Congress 2019
During his opening address to the House of Delegates on Oct. 22, ADA President Jeffrey M. Cole issued a call to action to dentists everywhere: "What difference will you make?" he asked.
Kids learn 'tooth' about oral health through dentist's series of books
It's been more than 20 years since the FDI World Dental Federation has held its annual meeting in conjunction with the ADA annual meeting.
Laurel Road offers student loan refinancing savings, positive experience
A moment of serendipity while in dental school helped Dr. Jeanette Courtad create a momentous project decades later to promote oral health among kids and expectant mothers — a book series called "Toothful Tales."
'Network of angels' helps New York veteran get his smile back
Dr. Hall, who completed a general practice residency program and worked as an associate dentist for two years, was paying off his Stafford subsidized, unsubsidized and Grad PLUS loans with an average interest rate of 6.9 percent.
Just the Facts — November 5, 2018
When disabled Navy veteran Ken Carr wrote an email to the ADA about six months ago asking for help in finding dental care, the Holtsville, New York, man said he was in a "desperate place."
Snapshots of American Dentistry — November 5, 2018
The number of dentists in solo practice has dropped in the past decade
2018 Dental Office Design winners selected
Satisfaction with mouth and teeth differs between adults with Medicaid dental benefits and those without
House of Delegates elects ADA officers, trustees
The DODC recognizes dental facilities that most effectively express the practice philosophy of its practitioners and demonstrate a thoughtful assembly of design characteristics associated with state-of-the-art dental office.
Consortium publishes infection control tactics
In balloting Oct. 22 at the House, Dr. Chad P. Gehani, of Queens, New York, was voted president-elect.
Duo recognized in Hawaii for Give Kids A Smile volunteerism
All dental personnel should obtain education in infection prevention and control based on federal standards, according to the ADA and a consortium of organizations dedicated to the cause.
Beyond Veterans Day: Illinois dentist provides care to disadvantaged vets
The ADA Foundation feted two people who have made extraordinary commitments to Give Kids A Smile during the ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile Reception at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Oct. 20 during ADA 2018 – America's Dental Meeting.
Dental benefit coding CE bring light to ADA resources
The challenges of second year
If anyone needs convincing that dental benefits and coding are among the most crucial nonclinical topics on the minds of dentists.
If the first year of dental school is a crash course in the basics of dentistry, then second year is all about the preclinical laboratories that help prepare the students for next year's clinics as well as developing organizational and time-management skills.