July JADA evaluates psychosocial measures as predictors of chronic TMD
Virgin Islands Dental Association holds oral health summit with ADA
While psychosocial measures are important predictors of whether a person will develop a temporomandibular disorder, a study published in the July issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association found they do not predict whether the disorder will become persistent.
ADA urges Congress to address acute pain in response to opioids
ADA President Jeffrey M. Cole traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands June 20 to meet with the Virgin Islands Dental Association and other stakeholders to discuss the territory’s five-year oral health plan.
Coalition asks Congress to address Medicaid funding shortfall in U.S. territories
The ADA is applauding Congress’ response to the opioid crisis but continues to urge the federal government to place a greater emphasis on managing acute pain in its prevention efforts.
House passes first of two spending bills, allots $484 million for NIDCR
The Partnership for Medicaid is asking legislators to address a pending Medicaid fiscal cliff that could affect patients and providers in U.S. territories, including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Students learn to screen for diabetes
The House Appropriations approved a $983 billion, four-bill legislation package June 19 that would provide increased funding to many of the Association's key advocacy issues affecting oral and overall health.
ADA Member Advantage-endorsed Lands’ End launches new line of scrubs
In November 2017, the ADA News launched Becoming a Dentist, a series of stories that follows three dental students at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry — Dan Yang, LaShonda Shepherd and Ben Horn — during their journey to becoming dentists. See all the stories in the series at ADA.org/BeADentist.
HHS expands health reimbursement account use
The new line is designed with an eye towards fit, fabric and pocket placement, according to ADA Member Advantage, adding it was created after Lands' End conducted research with dentists at the ADA annual meeting in Honolulu.
ADA seeks participants for SNODENT review
The U.S. departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury issued a final regulation June 13 that will expand the use of health reimbursement arrangements.
ADA responds to article from The Atlantic
The American Dental Association is seeking qualified individuals to join an ADA canvass committee to consider approval of the 2019 revision of the Systemized Nomenclature of Dentistry.
Surety bonds required for dentists who are equipment suppliers
“The American Dental Association and dentists across the country are dedicated to the health and safety of the patients they serve.” That was the message ADA President Jeffrey M. Cole emphasized in a June 16 letter to the editor of The Atlantic, in response to the magazine’s May article, “The Trouble With Dentistry.”
Florida city continues fluoridation after '180'
Despite the ADA voicing its concerns and opposition to this requirement, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services will require dentists who are suppliers of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies to obtain a $50,000 surety bond per office location.
Changing faces: Dentistry sees slow but growing diversity
The Ocala City Council unanimously passed an ordinance June 4 that will keep fluoride in city water after the 63-year-old practice was endangered earlier this year.
Just the Facts — June 17, 2019
Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in an ADA News series examining the changing demographics and increasing diversity in dentistry.
Illinois summit on antimicrobial stewardship in Chicago July 18
Allied dental education enrollment in 2017-18
Dentists share student debt stories, urge lawmakers to reauthorize Higher Education Act
The Illinois Department of Public Health is hosting its annual summit on antimicrobial stewardship July 18 at the University of Illinois Student Center East in Chicago. The summit takes place from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
ADA FDI 2019 to highlight dental technology, including Cellerant Best of Class winners
In 2017, 85% of all dental students graduated with an average of $287,000 in student loans, according to the American Dental Education Association.
ADA urges Senate committee to support repealing McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption
More than 500 companies will participate in the Exhibit Hall at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress Sept. 4-8 in San Francisco.
E-cigarette webinar this Friday
As Congress looks for ways to lower the cost of health care, the ADA is asking lawmakers to support legislation that would partially repeal the McCarran-Ferguson Act.
Group applies to recognize oral medicine as dental specialty
An ADA webinar intends to inform dental providers about the products, trends for use and health harms of e-cigarette use.
Organized dentistry supports raising tobacco purchasing age to 21
The American Academy of Oral Medicine submitted on June 10 an application and request to recognize oral medicine as a dental specialty, which is now under review by the National Commission's Review Committee on Specialty Recognition.
ADA comments on surprise billing legislation in Senate, House
The Organized Dentistry Coalition said June 7 it supports raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.
Kansas City University announces plans for dental school in Joplin, Missouri
In a June 5 letter to HELP Chair Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Ranking Member Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ADA commended lawmakers on their commitment to improving transparency with the proposed Lower Health Care Costs Act. To do that, the Association urged the committee to support S 350, the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act.
CDC recognizes ADA committee member for fluoridation work
The goal is to seat a class of 80 students in 2022.
Matchmaking begins for ADA Practice Transitions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded a member of the ADA’s National Fluoridation Advisory Committee the CDC Jeffrey P. Koplan Award.
ADA president shares the story of dentistry, policy on opioids
Online platform, advisor pair dentists based on compatibility
‘The field values women in dentistry and wants them to succeed’
ADA president shares the story of dentistry, policy on opioids
ADA hosting Elder Care Symposium to explore older population’s expanding need for care
Women in dentistry have a powerful opportunity not only to model stress mastery techniques but also to contribute to a more calm, mindful experience for their patients and staff.
CODA seeks public member nominations for its review committees
The ADA Practice Institute is holding its first Elder Care Symposium on June 28.
Washington dental society uses ADA roadmap to build medical-dental collaboration
The Commission on Dental Accreditation is seeking nominations to fill seven upcoming public member vacancies on its review committees.
Pediatric dentist Dr. Ronald H. Hsu has a personal experience that explains his passion for emphasizing medical-dental collaborations in his community.