10 Under 10 Awards: Recognizing dentistry’s brightest rising stars
Dental consultant the star of April webinar on claims processing denials, delays
The ADA announced March 25 the recipients of its second annual 10 Under 10 awards, which recognizes 10 new dentists who demonstrate excellence early on their careers.
ADA Foundation awards $20,000 scholarships to students
Some of the most common concerns reported to the ADA by member dentists are claim denials and requests for additional information. Dentists want to know why the benefit for the treatment plan agreed upon by their patient may be denied or delayed.
August’s BIG Idea
The ADA Foundation Dental Student Scholarships are designed to recognize dental students who are strong academically and demonstrate outstanding promise in leadership, public service and/or research.
Cadaver workshop at ADA FDI World Dental Congress helps advance participants’ anesthesia skills
Transitions conference to focus on practice transition options, strategies.
Coalition thanks legislators for supporting deferred interest for dental, medical residents
Dr. Alan Budenz remembers, and as a leader of a cadaver workshop at September’s ADA FDI World Dental Congress, he promises a different experience.
Registration Now Open: Dental Quality Alliance Conference, May 17-18
Washington — A coalition of 32 stakeholders, including the ADA, are thanking Congress for introducing bipartisan legislation that would allow medical and dental students to defer interest accrual on their federal loans while they are in their residency programs.
ADA curriculum helps dentist spearhead dental literacy program
Registration is open for the 2019 Dental Quality Alliance Conference for dentists looking to strengthen their understanding of quality measurement within dentistry by educating themselves about opportunities for system-wide improvement.
Government had record year for HIPAA enforcement in 2018
Davis, Calif. — Dr. Samer S. Alassaad and his wife said they were amazed by how much their daughter was influenced by her first grade teacher.
Sprinkles of care
The Office for Civil Rights announced Feb. 7 that it settled 10 cases totaling $28.7 million in 2018, a record in enforcement actions. The previous high was 2016 with $23.5 million accumulated.
Just the Facts — March 18, 2019
Sprinkles of care: Dr. Denise Chow, left, dental assistant Sandy Sanchez and patients Shelby-Rose and McKenna O’Hanlon smile for the camera at the Feb. 13 Give Kids A Smile event held at the office Dr. Chow shares with Drs. Michael Chow and Bridget Ko in Nashua, New Hampshire.
First-year tuition rates for public dental schools are lower than for private dental schools.
‘The right thing to do’: ADA membership offers value
Son of GKAS co-founder continues tradition
Kansas City University names Dr. James Koelbl vice provost to assist with new dental school
“Dentistry is hard, it can be stressful, you can find yourself feeling alone in your own little practice world,” she said. “The ADA is there to support you.”
New brief encourages states aligning with CMS to improve access for children
In his new role as vice provost for oral health initiatives, Dr. James Koelbl will help conduct a feasibility study for opening a new dental school at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, the university announced Feb. 27.
Commemorate World Oral Health Day on March 20
A new report from the Children's Dental Health Project outlines the role dentists and others can play in improving access to dental care for children.
New York County Dental Society GKAS serves nearly 1,400
World Oral Health Day is celebrated globally every year on March 20.
DEA warns registrants of extortion scam
New York — Manhattan was the host to an oral health initiative on a massive scale Feb. 1 when the New York County Dental Society hosted a Give Kids A Smile day that screened 1,392 children from underserved neighborhoods.
Questions on dental benefits and third-party issues? Join the Facebook Live conversation
The Drug Enforcement Administration is urging registered practitioners to be cautious of any telephone calls from persons claiming to be DEA agents or other law enforcement personnel for "supposed violations of federal drug laws or involvement in drug-trafficking activities," the agency said March 13.
ASDA elects 2019-20 national officers
Dental professionals can learn and get answers to some of the most common questions on dental benefits during a Facebook Live event scheduled for 1 p.m. Central time on March 22 at facebook.com/AmericanDentalAssociation.
Teaching in Tanzania offered through Health Volunteers Overseas
The American Student Dental Association announced March 12 that its House of Delegates elected its 2019-20 national president, vice presidents and speaker of the House of Delegates during its annual meeting held in Pittsburgh.
Celebrate Kick Butts Day on March 20
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Dr. Gregory Czarnecki is committed to improving global oral health care through education, training and professional collaboration with local providers – and he wants others to join him.
Can you take the new pass-through income deduction?
Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that seeks to empower young people to stand out, speak up and raise awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their states and communities.
Debut ADA symposium to address dental care for 'tsunami' of older patients
In 2017 the ADA successfully advocated to ensure the dental profession benefits from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — the first major rewrite of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years. With the 2018 filing deadline approaching, the ADA News is featuring a series of articles focusing on how the new law will affect dentists beyond the revised standard deductions.
Build a winning dental team in San Francisco with continuing education track
The first ADA Elder Care Symposium is scheduled for June 28 at ADA Headquarters in Chicago, intending to boost awareness of elder care and oral health and present practical solutions to help dentists succeed in improving the oral health — and overall health — of the often-vulnerable senior population.
DQA brings together multi-stakeholder state teams to collaborate on improving care for Medicaid patients
This September's ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco will feature a series of practice management courses, sponsored by the ADA Council on Dental Practice, known as the team-building track, a series that champions quality dental care.
Anesthesiology recognized as a dental specialty
Dr. Crall, professor and chair of UCLA Public Health and Community Dentistry, was the lead speaker and one of the organizers behind the Dental Quality Alliance’s first Medicaid Quality Improvement Learning Academy, an initiative that establishes a forum for peer-to-peer learning among multi-disciplinary teams from states to achieve sustainable quality improvement in Medicaid care.
Program to help combat veterans receive free oral care expanding throughout nation
Dental anesthesiology becomes the 10th dental specialty recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards.
Dr. Robert J. Genco leaves behind legacy of leading periodontal research
Mr. Morrison is one of about 400 veterans in more than 15 states that has received free dental treatment as a result of E4V, a Washington state-based nonprofit that connects veterans with “wingmen,” otherwise known as dentists who treat veterans at no charge. E4V has more than 400 dentists, plus dozens of specialists and dental labs across the United States that have provided volunteer services to low-income veterans. Of those, 226 are in the state of Washington.
JADA collection on opioids: What dentists should know
Dr. Robert J. Genco, Ph.D., one of the world's leading periodontal researchers and a pioneer in advancing the study of how oral health affects overall health, died March 6 at the age of 80.
New Mexico dentists host Give Kids A Smile
Why do dentists prescribe Vicodin? What can prescription monitoring program data say about the prescription of controlled substances? What is the role of the oral health community in addressing the opioid crisis?
A.T. Still dental student wins ADA Health Literacy Essay Contest
Photo coverage from Give Kids A Smile event in New Mexico
Ohio GKAS kickoff buoys Buckeyes in partnership
Kirksville, Mo. — Catilin Rosemann believes the way dentists communicate with their patients can be a determining factor for either poor or great oral health.
Just the Facts — March 4, 2019
hio GKAS: Dr. Mack Hoban examines a student from Rosa Parks Elementary School in Middletown, Ohio, for the 2019 Give Kids A Smile Ohio kickoff on Feb. 8. The Ohio Dental Association partnered with the Butler Tech Bioscience Center and Keely Dental Society for the event.
Snapshots in American Denistry — March 3, 2019
Dentistry coalition, AAO ask Congress to reform flexible spending account rules
Snapshots in American Denistry — March 3, 2019
Changing faces: State dental associations see most women serving as presidents
Washington — The American Association of Orthodontists, ADA and members of the Organized Dentistry Coalition are asking Congress to support legislation calling for the repeal of the "use-it-or-lose-it" rule for flexible spending accounts, allowing consumers to build balances over several years.
ADA rolls out spring Find-a-Dentist ad campaign
This is the first article in an ADA News series examining the changing demographics and increasing diversity in dentistry.
JADA examines effectiveness of local anesthetics
“The sun is shining,” an online banner ad says. “Make sure your smile is, too.”
ADA-NIH opioids webinar set for April 3
What’s more effective, buffered or nonbuffered local anesthetics?
Members of Congress raise oral health awareness during NCDHM
The ADA is hosting a April 3 opioids webinar featuring the National Institutes of Health.
The NIH Response to the Opioid Crisis from a Research Perspective will take place from 3-4 p.m. EST, and is part of the ADA’s Opioid Webinar series.
ADA, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry speak on CMS proposed rule
Washington — In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, several legislators helped put the spotlight on oral health in February.
Bipartisan legislation to amend McCarran-Ferguson Act introduced in House
Baltimore — The American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry filed comments Feb. 19 on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed 2020 notice of benefit and payment parameters for the Affordable Care Act.
Groups support bill requiring private health plans to cover medically necessary services
Bipartisan legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Feb. 28 to repeal the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption for health insurance companies.
The ADA is one of 35 organizations supporting the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act — legislation that would require all private group and individual health plans to cover medically necessary services that repair or restore congenital anomalies.