Dental research associations prohibit sugary beverage companies in investment portfolio
ADA urges opioids task force to include dental care in upcoming report
ADA Member Advantage endorses OnPay as payroll provider
The ADA is asking the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to make sure to include dental care in the group's upcoming research plan for preventing opioid use disorder.
ADA, AAPD comment on Medicaid, CHIP managed care revisions
ADA Member Advantage announced Jan. 21 it named OnPay as the exclusively endorsed payroll solution for Association members.
Nominations sought for ADA Dental Wellness Advisory Committee
The ADA and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry are jointly commenting on proposed revisions to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid rule on Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Plan managed care plans.
ADA helps 'Daniel Tiger' visit the dentist
The ADA Council on Dental Practice is seeking nominations to add a representative of the disabled dentist community to the council's Dental Wellness Advisory Committee for a three-year term.
ADA advocacy highlights from 2018
Daniel Tiger, an original resident of "Mister Roger's Neighborhood" and now the feature of his own animated children's show, felt a little nervous about visiting a new dentist for a cleaning and exam.
PBHS launches drag-and-drop HIPAA file transfer application
Washington — The past year was full of big wins for the Association, including advocating for the Action for Dental Health Act and supporting landmark opioid legislation — both of which were signed into law.
ADA offers resources to help keep hackers at bay in wake of Ohio attack
PBHS, Inc., the website and marketing services provider endorsed by ADA Member Advantage, announced Jan. 7 it released a drag and drop file transfer application that can help dental offices remain in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Viva Las Vegas with the Alliance of the ADA
Taxes and 179 expensing
Registration is open for the Alliance of the American Dental Association's Conference 2019, scheduled for April 11-13 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Comments sought on guideline for antibiotic use for dental pain, swelling
Dentists who own and operate practices who have purchased or financed equipment during the calendar year, may elect to take the Section 179 deduction when filing their taxes in order to maximize their savings.
There's a way to negotiate for potentially higher reimbursement rates
ADA members are invited to share their expertise and insight on antibiotic use for symptomatic irreversible pulpitis, symptomatic apical periodontitis and localized acute apical abscess.
ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership seeks applicants for 2019-20 class
This is the 22nd story in the Decoding Dental Benefits series featuring answers and solutions for dentists when it comes to the world of dental benefits and plans. The series is intended to help untangle many of the issues that can potentially befuddle dentists and their teams so that they can focus on patient care.
Dentists affected by natural disasters can maintain DEA registration
The American Dental Association Institute for Diversity in Leadership is accepting applications through April 12 for its 2019-20 class.
Apply for National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program by Feb. 21
Dentists can still retain their DEA registration even if they lose their physical practice or there are other circumstances, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration, Diversion Control Division.
Court approves $80 million settlement in class action lawsuit
The National Health Service Corps is seeking clinicians, including dentists and dental hygienists, who want to work in the nation's underserved rural, urban and tribal communities.
Drug monograph bill passes House
A federal court has approved the $80 million settlement agreement in a class action lawsuit against dental product companies accused of violating antitrust laws by fixing prices on dental equipment and supplies.
Veteran receives 'priceless' smile through generosity of Mission of Mercy dentists
The same day the ADA sent a letter urging legislators to call for a floor vote on the Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act of 2019, the legislation passed the House, 401-17.
ADA names BMO Harris Bank as endorsed practice finance lender
Mr. Flynn's smile is a result of extensive work done by dentists who first met Mr. Flynn at the Illinois State Dental Society's volunteer charity event Mission of Mercy in July. Led by Dr. Thomas E. Sullivan, former ADA vice president, a team of volunteer dentists treated Mr. Flynn over a several months to transform the man's teeth — for free.
New ADA guide prepares dental teams for medical emergencies
The Association announced Jan. 7 that ADA Member Advantage named BMO Harris Bank as its new exclusively endorsed lender for practice financing for ADA members.
Dentistry and orthodontics among top 10 'best jobs'
With American Heart Month coming in February, the ADA the new “Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office,” a 37-page guide coupled with a video training program.
Just the Facts — January 7, 2019
Dentists have one of the best jobs in the country, at least according to U.S. News & World Report's 2019 rankings of "100 Best Jobs."
Candidacy announcement rules updated for ADA president-elect, second vice president candidates
Patients covered by public assistance in general practice compared to specialty practices
Business school, improv training part of UIC's pediatric dentistry program
Effective at the opening of the 2019 House of Delegates session, the 2018 House has adopted new rules governing candidacy announcements for ADA president-elect and second vice president.
JADA: More older adults keeping their natural teeth longer
When pediatric dental residents begin their graduate program at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, they may not expect lessons in improvisational theater.
Around the world in 35 days
Older Americans are keeping their teeth longer, according to the cover story of the January issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.
ADA Member Advantage ends two endorsements
Dr. Ed Galkin was driving by an airport in early spring 2018 when, he said, he had an epiphany.
Visualizing Big Data: National Library of Medicine fellow spends second year at ADA
ADA Member Advantage announces the end of its endorsement relationship with two companies.
Volunteers sought to help develop dental licensure, admission tests
While others may only see random sets of numbers, Nicole Strayhorn, a National Library of Medicine associate fellow, often sees an opportunity to tell a story.
Teledentistry can improve access to care for underserved children, researchers say
The Department of Testing Services is seeking volunteer subject matter experts to help develop clear and accurate test questions for high-stakes testing programs in dentistry and health care.
Dr. Charles F. Craft recipient of ADA Humanitarian Award
Teledentistry can reduce the costs and barriers to accessing oral health care, improve oral health outcomes and lead to the establishment of a dental home for underserved children, according to research published in the December 2018 issue of health care journal Health Affairs.
University of Alabama at Birmingham names new dean
For this, and for his other volunteer work around the globe and in his own community, the ADA Board of Trustees has named Dr. Craft the recipient of the 2019 ADA Humanitarian Award.
CareCredit integrates into Henry Schein’s dental practice management software solutions
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry announced Dec. 7 it named Dr. Russell Taichman as its new dean beginning in July.
Study reaffirms efficacy of water fluoridation in preventing decay
ADA Member Advantage and Henry Schein, Inc. announced the integration of CareCredit’s financing tool.
Longtime ADA member earns Seal for denture products
Kids with Medicaid in Juneau with no access to optimally fluoridated water had more dental caries-related procedures than youth who grew up before the Alaskan capital ceased its fluoridation program, according to research published in December in BMC Oral Health.
Webinar to address, solicit comments on Surgeon General Report on Oral Health
For more than 20 years, Dr. Lorin Berland spent time outside of his Dallas practice developing products to help denture wearers. But it took some help from the ADA — and a bicycle accident — to officially launch his company, Dr. B Dental Solutions.
Dr. H. Clifton Simmons III dies at 69
A no cost webinar Jan. 10 will update participants on the status of a forthcoming U.S. Surgeon General Report on Oral Health and seek comments from the public to help develop the report.
Dr. H. Clifton Simmons III, immediate past president of the American Association of Dental Editors and Journalists and past president of the Tennessee Dental Association, died Jan. 1 from cancer.