New members of Dental Wellness Advisory Committee sought
Mississippi passes bill on dental benefits prior authorization rules
The committee is in the process of expanding its health and wellness programs.
June JADA finds more research needed into musculoskeletal care for dental professionals
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a bill March 19 that makes it harder for dental procedures to be denied once they are proven medically necessary.
ADA comments on proposed overtime rule
Research into the effectiveness of preventive and rehabilitative care for musculoskeletal disorders in oral health care professionals is limited, according to a systematic review published in the June issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.
ADA supports legislation calling for raising legal age to 21 to purchase tobacco
In March, the Department of Labor, or DOL, proposed extending eligibility for overtime pay to salaried workers making between $455-$679 a week (between $23,660 and $35,308 annually).
ADA, AAPD: ask your legislators to support faculty loan repayment bills
In a letter to Sen. Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Tim Kaine, the ADA praised the lawmakers for introducing S 1541, the Tobacco-Free Youth Act.
Nevada program provides donated dental care to more than 1,000 veterans
Dental organizations are asking dentists to contract their legislators to support legislation that would strengthen the Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program.
Coalition requests additional funding for IHS in 2020
The Adopt a Vet Dental Program eventually became an independent nonprofit in order to serve more low-income veterans and to raise funds for their lab costs and emergency dental procedures and is now a program of Northern Nevada Dental Health Programs.
Group seeks dentists to volunteer, donate services to veterans
The ADA is part of a coalition of health care stakeholders asking Congress to increase funding for the Indian Health Service by $72 million for 2020 in order to improve access to health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
CDC seeks applicants for lead dental officer at chronic disease center
Dental Lifeline Network launched a volunteer recruitment campaign encouraging dentists to provide dental care to veterans, specifically those with special needs.
Just the Facts — May 20, 2019
The application period ends June 6.
Statement on measles from ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs
Dental assisting education programs
ADA launches qualification program for Seal testing sites
The American Dental Association Principles of Ethics & Code of Professional Conduct is a useful guide in navigating these challenging questions: ‘The ethical dentist strives to do that which is right and good.’
ADA, Alliance of ADA promoting ways to banish burnout
Testing sites now have the option to apply for “qualified” status.
Managing Professional Risks webinar set for June will highlight legal updates
The ADA and the Alliance of the ADA are committed to helping dentists combat stress, establish a beneficial work-life balance and, above all, prevent burnout.
CMS releases final notice of benefit, payment parameters for 2020
Three ADA councils are coming together to present a webinar that provides guidance on dealing with many of the professional risks that exist in the dental practice.
‘A feeling of belonging’: Networking opportunities abound at ADA FDI 2019
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020.
Dental incomes vary depending on where you live
A member of the ADA House of Delegates, was able to see a bit of everyone at last year’s annual meeting.
ADEA names new president, CEO
The average annual net income of general dentists in 2018 was $175,840 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
ADA council addresses ethics of measles crisis
The American Dental Education Association announced Dr. Karen P. West, dean of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas dental school, as its new president and CEO.
Boston Red Sox team dentist gives back to community through baseball, benevolence
The council recently released a statement offering guidelines to dentists on dealing with the complicated ethics of the outbreak.
What happens when your network gets leased?
Dr. Spitz is dedicated to helping others, through baseball and other endeavors.
‘One of the best leaders’
Arizona law requires insurers to notify providers
HHS decreases some caps on penalties for HIPAA violations
After 22 years, Dr. Richard W. Valachovic retires as ADEA president, CEO
First woman to serve as Chicago Dental Society president inspired others to follow dreams
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has revised the annual penalty caps for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, according to an April 30 news release from the department’s Office of Civil Rights.
Nebraska floods destroy two dental offices
Dr. Juliann S. Bluitt Foster, the first woman to serve as president of the Chicago Dental Society, died April 17.
May 31 application deadline for ADA Foundation awards
Dr. Charles Skoglund had never witnessed anything like the flooding that recently devastated parts of the state, including one of his own offices.
Dental humanitarians needed for Jamaica, Grenada, St. Lucia
Deadlines loom for a handful of ADA Foundation awards that provide financial assistance and leadership opportunities to dentists, researchers and Give Kids A Smile program coordinators.
June webinar will address contracts, effect they have on revenue
Organizers of Great Shape!'s 1000 Smiles dental humanitarian projects in the Caribbean are recruiting volunteers for trips from July through September.
Group applies to recognize orofacial pain as dental specialty
An important business decision any dentist makes is whether or not to sign a preferred provider organization agreement.
ADA webinars in May focus on e-cigarette use, expectant mothers’ oral care
The American Academy of Orofacial Pain submitted on May 3 an application and request to recognize orofacial pain as a dental specialty, which is now under review by the National Commission for Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards's review committee.
ADA shares practice resources with American Association of Dental Office Management
Two webinars presented by the ADA Council on Advocacy on Access and Prevention are scheduled.
Just the Facts — May 6, 2019
The two organizations teamed up in an effort to better help dental professionals with dental office management.
Proposed ADA technical reports available for review
Entries sought for inaugural ADA Design Innovation Awards
Copies of the reports are available by calling the ADA at 312-440-2500, ext. 2506, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dental practices to be judged on esthetics, function, patient needs