Coalition supports Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act
Current data on COVID-19
The Organized Dentistry Coalition, including the ADA, is supporting HR 4555, the Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act of 2021.
ADA House of Delegates passes 2022 budget
Check this page regularly for the latest COVID-19 data available from the CDC, WHO and Johns Hopkins University.
Complexities of coordination of benefits demystified through ADA resources
The ADA House of Delegates closed its 2021 session Oct. 16, approving a small dues increase and a nearly balanced budget.
Fluoridation still vital in the age of COVID-19
The ADA has a wealth of online resources to help answer questions from dentists and their dental office staff regarding how to handle coordination of benefits.
‘Science and facts would prevail eventually’
COVID-19 has reaffirmed the importance of disease prevention and the value of public health infrastructure, according to an article published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.
ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs weighs in on ethics regarding vaccinations
Six months after community water fluoridation was terminated by the Tama City Council, the caries-preventing program was reinstated in the area in October after another council vote.
SmileCon 2022 to blast off in Houston
The ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs said in an October statement that the ADA Principles of Ethics & Code of Professional Conduct should help aid dentists when addressing the ethical issues that arise from the presence of patients in the dental practice who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.
Application process open for ADA Speaker of the House
Since three are better than one, mark your calendars for Oct. 13-15, 2022, when the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston will host a trio of annual meetings, including ADA SmileCon 2022.
ADA Business Innovation Group names Tim Steffl as new president, CEO
Members interested in running for ADA speaker of the House in 2022 can visit on ADA.org to file for candidacy.
Health Policy Institute releases new research on Medicaid dental care programs
ADABIG announced Oct. 5 that it named Tim Steffl as its new president and chief executive officer.
Dr. George R. Shepley is ADA president-elect
The ADA Health Policy Institute has released new data-driven research that underscores how different the Medicaid landscape is for children compared to adults and how much work needs to be done to improve adult dental benefits in Medicaid.
Dr. Cesar R. Sabates installed as ADA president
George R. Shepley, D.D.S, of Baltimore, Maryland, was voted president-elect.
WHO includes three dental preparations in list of essential medicines for first time
Cesar R. Sabates, D.D.S., of Coral Gables, Florida, took office Oct. 16 as the 158th president of the ADA.
Dr. Sabates: A new day for dentistry
The World Health Organization announced Oct. 1 updates to its Model List of Essential Medicines for Adults and Children, three of which are dental treatments featured for the first time.
Dr. Ted Sherwin re-elected to second term as ADA treasurer
The ADA’s new brand campaign, “A New Day for Dentistry,” is a celebration of the Association’s vibrant community of dentists.
SmileCon closing session celebrates dental family, looks to ADA's future
Ted Sherwin, D.D.S, ran unopposed for ADA treasurer and was re-elected Oct. 13 for a second three-year term by the 2021 House of Delegates.
Dr. Jessica Meeske wins inaugural Smile Tank at SmileCon
The ADA's first-ever SmileCon came to a close Oct. 13 with a session that celebrated the dental family and looked to the future of the Association.
Experts discuss transformative power of AI during SmileCon session
Jessica Meeske, D.D.S., has been inspiring young children to pursue dentistry for years.
SmileCon summit tackles diversity in dentistry
From helping dentists interpret radiographs to speeding up the adjudication of dental insurance claims, augmented intelligence is poised to transform dentistry.
ADA president discusses pandemic, diversity
Panelists shared various ideas for how the ADA can create a culture of inclusion and belonging within the dental profession.
DENT Talks encourage listeners to help others and themselves
Daniel J. Klemmedson, D.D.S., M.D., welcomed his colleagues back to an in-person setting after last year’s virtual meeting.
ADA Cellerant TechX course covers advances in dental hygiene technology
A dentist who treats exotic animals, a triathlete and recovering addict, and a self-love advocate shared their stories during DENT Talks: Ourselves.
Dentists take in sights of Las Vegas during SmileCon running meetup
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, D.M.D., added guided biofilm therapy to her practice.
SmileCon attendees fill backpacks for underserved children with food, oral health goodies
Led by ADA trustee Brett Kessler, D.D.S., runners of all levels were up bright and early for the running meetup, some donning their T-shirts for SmileDash.
ADA Science Social honors leaders in evidence-based dentistry
SmileCon attendees took time out of their busy course schedules Oct. 12 to pack 1,000 backpacks with healthy food and oral hygiene products for underserved children in the Las Vegas area.
SmileCon panel highlights emerging technologies in dentistry
Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty and Practice Awards went to three dentists who have made significant contributions to implement and advance EBD.
DEA: Single sheet 222 forms mandatory beginning Oct. 30
Dentistry is in the midst of rapid advancement, from the introduction and use of digital technologies in the office to the improvement of dental materials and more.
Beginning Oct. 30, the Drug Enforcement Administration will mandate single sheet DEA 222 Forms for those providers who prescribe schedule 1 and 2 controlled substances.
Letters: Licensure reform
Many seniors are in the bottom of financial wealth, but many are at the top of financial wealth.
Letters: COVID-19 vaccine
The Sept. 13 My View “Licensure Reform: The Case for Eliminating the Clinical Exam” by Jonathan Nash, D.D.S., strikes me as a bridge to nowhere good.
Director of Forsyth Institute’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research wins Ross Award
I also think dentists should have the COVID-19 vaccine. However, I respect those dentists who have thoughtfully declined the vaccine.
‘Its OK not to be OK’: Hope for the Day offers mental health resources at SmileCon
The ADA recognition honors significant contributions in clinical research.
SmileCon course covers dental pain management with opioid, nonopioid analgesics
Imagine your mind was a bottle of soda.
After challenging year, SmileCon opening session celebrates dental community’s accomplishments
When it comes to managing dental pain, a combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen works best.
ADA executive director surprised with Distinguished Service Award during SmileCon
After a year and a half of facing the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the dental community came together in celebration during the opening session.
NIDCR-funded researchers win Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
In a surprise announcement Oct. 11, ADA Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, D.M.D., was honored with the Distinguished Service Award during the Opening General Session at SmileCon.
ADASRI researcher wins award for excellence in evidence-based dentistry
They won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering receptors of temperature and touch.
My View: Dentists' voices must be heard when it comes to Medicare expansion
The honor recognizes her efforts to make dental guidelines more relevant to patients.
VA Dental Insurance Program now permanent
Oral health is integral to general health, and we must always seek opportunities to improve utilization of that care for all Americans — including older Americans.
Health equity panel at SmileCon
The Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2021 became law on Sept. 30.
Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act passes House
The ADA and American Dental Education Association are hosting a panel on health equity during SmileCon.
Former NIDCR director wins ADA Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Dental Research
The Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act passed the House on Sept. 23 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.
Alliance's Head 2 Toe Project supports homeless in Las Vegas
Martha Somerman, D.D.S., Ph.D., is the first woman to receive the honor.
‘What the ADA needed at the time’
Needed items include toothbrushes, toothpaste, body soap, lip balm, deodorant, sunscreen, razors, face masks and socks.
ADA News launches Instagram account
Dr. O’Loughlin said she’s confident she’s leaving the ADA in better shape than when she first arrived.
ADA Catalog booth home to new, updated products to help the dental professional
Followers will be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
Dentists encouraged to apply to Provider Relief Fund Phase 4 as soon as possible
The ADA Catalog Booth C3207, next to the ADA Member Success Center in Dental Central at SmileCon, is offering 15% discounts and and free shipping on select ADA Catalog products.
New ADA Member Advantage endorsements to debut at SmileCon
The ADA is encouraging dentists to apply to the fourth phase of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund ahead of the Oct. 26 deadline.
Time to shine at SmileCon
Newly endorsed products and services are making their debut at SmileCon this year.
Show specials, offers abound in the ADA Member Advantage area of Dental Central
ADA SmileCon kicks off Oct. 11 in Las Vegas welcoming dentists and dental professionals from across the nation.
12 CE highlights at SmileCon
Dentists attending SmileCon are invited to visit all the booths of ADA Member Advantage-endorsed products and services.
Written testimony for ADA House of Delegates reference committee hearings due Oct. 8
SmileCon attendees can stimulate their mind and expand their skills with a diverse lineup of CE courses.
SmileCon attendees can earn extra reward points with ADA Visa
All members of the ADA are able to attend hearings conducted by the reference committees of the House of Delegates and to participate in the deliberations that commence Oct. 14 in Las Vegas.
Webinar: Pandemic needn’t curtail international volunteerism
ADA Visa cardholders can earn five reward points per $1 spent on ADA purchases.
FDI General Assembly selects Drs. Chadwick, Gehani, Marron-Tarrazzi for leadership positions
The ADA and Health Volunteers Overseas, an international humanitarian organization, are hosting a free webinar on Oct. 26 about the continuing need for volunteerism during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The FDI World Dental Federation’s General Assembly elected Gregory Chadwick, D.D.S., past president of the ADA, as FDI president-select at the virtual FDI 2021 World Dental Congress — Special Edition.