ADA launches pilot programs to provide bridge to practice ownership
ADA, other dental groups join American Indian dentist society for D.C. summit
In an effort to help new and established dentists during their most important transitions — such as finding associates or buying/selling a practice, the ADA Board of Trustees in April approved a pilot initiative to foster relationships between new dentists and current practice owners and provide a bridge to practice ownership.
Cloud computing examined in ADA-developed technical report
American Indian oral health, enrollment in dental school and interprofessional approaches came into focus May 11 here during the Society of American Indian Dentists first spring summit.
Dental specialty commission sets policies, procedures, structure in first meeting
Dentists with questions about cloud computing have an ADA resource published earlier this year to turn to for answers.
Dispute between California Dental Association, Delta Dental of California settled for $65 million
Members of a new commission established to oversee the decision-making process for recognizing dental specialties and their respective certifying boards held its inaugural meeting May 9-10 at ADA Headquarters.
Giving veterans healthier smiles
The San Francisco Superior Court granted final approval May 2 of a $65 million class action settlement between the California Dental Association and Delta Dental of California, resolving lengthy litigation brought against the insurer regarding CDA's claims that Delta breached its contractual commitments with thousands of dentists in the state.
Harvard and Northeastern launch new care model
This is the sixth in a series featuring graduates of the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership and how these dental leaders continue to affect their communities.
International volunteer workshop focuses on best practices, prevention, sustainability
Depending on their needs, patients who visit the Harvard School of Dental Medicine clinic for dental care may also see a nurse practitioner to discuss and map out a comprehensive treatment plan.
Just the Facts — May 21, 2018
From identifying locations and volunteer recruitment to logistics and sustainability, about 70 dentists and international dental volunteer organization leaders who volunteer their time, skills and services abroad traded ideas and developed best practices during a one-day workshop held May 11 at the ADA Headquarters.
ADA members campaign for Congress
Oral health and well-being among adults with Medicaid.
ADA commends Senate committee for prioritizing opioids
Seven Association member dentists are running for Congress with support from the American Dental Political Action Committee.
Maryland bill authorizes Medicaid adult dental coverage pilot program
The ADA is applauding the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for prioritizing opioids legislation.
ADA weighs in on opioids bills ahead of committee markup
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill on May 15 that advocates hope will lead to the eventual establishment of a Medicaid adult dental benefit in the state.
Telehealth to make a splash in Hawaii at annual meeting
In advance of a May 17 markup on opioids bills by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the ADA expressed support for several bills focused on alleviating the opioid crisis.
Disallow clauses create headaches, ire
In 20 years, teledentistry may play a key role in improving access to oral health care, and an annual meeting course will offer insight into that future.
ADA supports two House opioid bills
This is the 13th 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.
May 16 webinar aimed at better care for older adults with substance use disorders
Washington — In continuing efforts to combat opioid misuse and ensure safer prescribing practices, the ADA is supporting two bills introduced this month by Congress.
Studies reaffirm safety of fluoridation
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office is hosting a May 16 webinar to assist providers in better caring for older adults with substance use disorders.
Program aims to get NYC foster kids easier access to dental care
Researchers found no link between fluoride exposure and adverse health effects in a study published in Neurotoxicity Research, the National Toxicology Program, or NTP, announced in April.
Sit, stay, brush: Golden retriever helps teach kids oral hygiene habits in Kentucky
New York — Children in foster care are expected to have easier access to dental care thanks to a partnership announced in May between the New York City Administration for Children’s Services and the New York University College of Dentistry.
June 7 webinar to focus on managing pain in adolescents
Dr. Matthew Riley knows elementary school students aren’t usually captivated by spiels on oral hygiene.
Medicare replacing cards
Free webinar, “Adolescent Pain Management and NSAID Considerations,” will address safe and effective treatment.
Dental Office Design Competition begins June 1
Over the next year, Medicare patients will receive cards with new numbers known as Medicare beneficiary identifiers.
CMS issues guidance for pediatric dental periodicity schedules
American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons elects first woman president
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on May 4 released an informational bulletin that discusses the importance of state Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs properly implementing their pediatric dental periodicity schedules in order to ensure children's access to critical dental coverage.
ADA requests $199 million for Indian Health Service in FY 2019
The American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons announced April 26 it elected Dr. Stephanie Drew as its 26th president — the first woman elected to the college's chief executive position.
Committee passes legislation calling for FDA to modernize drug monograph
Washington — The ADA testified May 9 before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies to request $199 million in funding for the Indian Health Service Division of Oral Health to help “aggressively reduce” the level of oral disease in Indian Country.
ADA 2018 to shine spotlight on antibiotics
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce on May 9 passed H.R. 5333, the Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation and Reform Act of 2018
ADA Foundation honors dental student-led programs helping the underserved
Three continuing education courses at ADA 2018 – America's Dental Meeting will focus on treatment involving antibiotics.
Dental plan portals pave paths to patient benefit data
Dental care for Hurricane Harvey victims and a student-run clinic for disadvantaged children: These are some of the examples of the recipients of the ADA Foundation's E. "Bud" Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Awards for the 2017-18 school year.
Dentists contribute to Smithsonian exhibit, book on narwhal
This is the 12th 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.
Just the Facts — May 7, 2018
With its famous gigantic tooth — a spiral ivory tusk jutting from its upper lip — most people will never set eyes on a narwhal, the near mythical creature known affectionately as the unicorn of the sea.
Volunteers provide care to more than 2,000 at California event
Two dental schools earn ADA Foundation Zwemer awards
More than 2,000 people in April received over $1.5 million in dental services during the California Dental Association Foundation's two-day volunteer clinic, CDA Cares, in Anaheim.
HPI, Morgan Stanley to host May 21 dental trends webinar
Two dental schools earned the ADA Foundation Zwemer awards for 2017 — Indiana University School of Dentistry for its Global Service Learning Program, and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry for its program, Global Initiatives in Oral and Craniofacial Health in Meru, Kenya.
Dental conference, fly fishing in Montana July 12-14
The ADA Health Policy Institute and Morgan Stanley are teaming up May 21 for a webinar on the latest trends in the dental market.
July 1 is deadline for International Volunteer Certificate applications
The 2018 Montana Fly Fishing Dental Conference July 12-14 here will feature Dr. Kevin Croft speaking on "Conscious Sedation and Safe Sedation".
No-cost webinar offers insight on coordination of benefits
ADA members and student members who have volunteered in developing countries to improve the oral and overall health of individuals are eligible to receive a certificate of appreciation from the Association.
Participants sought for SNODENT review
Dental professionals with questions related to dental benefits and coordination of benefits, or COB, are invited to register for a no-cost webinar from the ADA.
Apply for HVO-ADA Foundation volunteer fellowship
Dental professionals interested in helping to revise a diagnostic code set developed by the ADA are invited to join a committee that will meet electronically.
First-of-its-kind track at ADA 2018 to examine oral-systemic health connection
The ADA Foundation has provided Health Volunteers Overseas with a grant designed to help participating dentists with travel expenses.
CMS finalizes rule rescinding Parts C, D enrollment requirements
ADA 2018 — America’s Dental Meeting in Honolulu will feature a track of courses on this topic
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on April 16 published a final rule revising the Medicare Advantage program (Part C) regulations and Prescription Drug Benefit program (Part D) regulations and to implement certain provisions of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.