ADA, coalition urges Congress for $4.5 billion investment in public health infrastructure
WHO survey seeks feedback to evaluate COVID-19's impact on dentistry
The Association joined a coalition of more than 250 organizations in urging Congress to include a significant, long-term investment in the public health infrastructure as it considers new legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
IRS offers guidance on sick, family leave reporting requirements
The World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Epidemiology and Community Dentistry in Milan is seeking input from dentists around the world on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them.
Fluoridation series on tap through July
The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance July 8 intended to help employers fulfill the requirement to report the amount of qualified sick leave wages and qualified family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Current data on COVID-19
Three ADA continuing education webinars remain in July in honor of the 75th anniversary of community water fluoridation.
HHS opens Provider Relief Fund to dentists
Check this page daily for the latest COVID-19 data available from the CDC, WHO and Johns Hopkins University.
Southern California clinic believes Give Kids A Smile is year-round endeavor
Dentists who were previously ineligible for relief can now apply to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Provider Relief Fund.
Patient communication resource center available to help welcome patients back
Give Kids A Smile events are traditionally held across the country on the first Friday of February each year, providing essential oral health care and education to thousands of children in need.
Eighth wave of HPI poll shows dental care rebound slowing down
The ADA launched a Patient Return Resource Center July 7 with customizable communication tools for practices to use with patients during this time when many dentists are reopening.
CMS releases Program Year 2019 Open Payments data
Patient volume has recovered to an average of 70% of pre-COVID-19 levels, though there are signs the rebound is slowing down, according to data from the ADA Health Policy Institute impact of COVID-19 poll for the week of June 29.
Letters: Dental care and veterans’ health
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced June 30 that it has published the Open Payments Program Year 2019 data, along with updated data for previous years.
MyView: The only wrong answer
My parents — veterans both — always praised the care they received at their Florida VA Medical Center. But they asked a question that their daughter the dentist couldn’t answer: Why couldn’t they go there for their dental care too?
ADA, AADR seek evidence-based dentistry award nominations
A police officer has never asked me to step out of my car. That is a truth for me that, in 31 years as a white American male, I’ve never thought twice about until now. It has just always been another part of my life that was unquestionably … normal. Normal because I grew up in a nice small southern town with two loving parents and a golden retriever. Normal because for my entire life, I’ve gotten everything I ever wanted.
Coalition calls for business expenses paid for with PPP to be deductible
The American Dental Association and American Association for Dental Research are searching for dental educators and clinicians who have made significant contributions to implement and advance evidence-based dentistry.
University of Utah School of Dentistry clinic reopens to treat vulnerable populations
The ADA and a group of stakeholders are calling on Congress to correct a “misinterpretation” of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act that does not allow businesses who received a Paycheck Protection Program loan to deduct expenses paid for with loan funds if the loan is subsequently forgiven.
Dr. Leo E. Rouse, recipient of ADA’s Distinguished Service Award, is ‘leader of leaders’
When the pandemic began escalating earlier this year, there were many questions at the University of Utah School of Dentistry.
Entries sought for 2020 ADA Design Innovation Awards
Concern for his fellow man, as well as for leadership forged in the U.S. Army and carried forth through academia, has helped make Dr. Rouse the 2020 recipient of the ADA’s Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor that the Association bestows.
Paycheck Protection Program application deadline extended to Aug. 8
In search of dental facilities that seamlessly combine esthetic appeal, function and design, ADA Council on Dental Practice, ADA Member Advantage and BMO Harris Bank are seeking entries from July 6 through Sept. 4 for the 2020 ADA Design Innovation Awards.
ADA urges eligible Medicaid, CHIP providers to apply for relief funding from HHS Medicaid Targeted Distribution Fund
The Senate and House of Representatives have agreed to extend the application deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program to Aug. 8 and President Donald Trump signed the bill on July 4.
CMS Oral Health Initiative commits to increasing children’s access to care
The ADA is encouraging eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers to apply as soon as possible to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal ahead of the department’s July 20 deadline.
Case management can be key to helping high-risk children
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said June 25 that it plans to continue the Oral Health Initiative to help states ensure that children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program have access to dental and oral health services.
FDA adds oropharyngeal cancer prevention as indication for HPV vaccine
An ADA-supported study by two North Dakota dental professionals showed that proactive dental case management facilitates referrals and appointment compliance, reduces reimbursement barriers and reduces the need for more costly future treatment for high-risk low-income children by promoting the prevention of dental disease.
The Federal Drug Administration has added oropharyngeal and other head and neck cancers to the list of indications for the human papillomavirus vaccine.