ADA Foundation offers scholarships to dental students
ADA comments on surprise billing
The ADA Foundation will award up to three scholarships worth at least $11,000 each to dental students in 2020.
Letters: Supporting Rep. Paul Gosar
The American Dental Association is weighing in on two pieces of legislation aimed at streamlining billing procedures for patients.
Letters: Remembering volunteerism
It is appalling that the ADA News published a letter to the editor slamming Dr. Paul Gosar in the Jan. 20 ADA News.
Letters: Critique of Rep. Paul Gosar
I was overjoyed when I read the MyView by Dr. Maryann Lehmann in the Jan. 20 ADA News, “My Volunteer Experience at a Native American Dental Clinic.” My father, Dr. John Boarini, founded that clinic.
MyView: Millennials are dentistry's future
I am compelled to respond to Dr. David Watson, ADPAC chair, who addressed Dr. David Lurye’s concerns in an editor’s note regarding Dr. Paul Gosar and ADPAC’s support of the congressman in a letter to the editor that was published in the Jan. 20 ADA News.
Free ADA webinar to help dentists with social media marketing
They were born in the digital age and some were using an electronic notebook about the time they began to walk and talk; they dominate social media.
New dentists, ADA officers and Board members meet Feb. 9 to exchange ideas
The ADA is hosting a free webinar in March on how to effectively advertise and market services and dental practices on Facebook and Instagram.
Former executive director of FDI World Dental Federation dies
Dr. Emily Mattingly, chair, New Dentist Committee, 6th District, shares her experience as a new dentist in a rural Missouri town. Three other NDC members also shared new dentist perspectives.
PBHS adds mobile chairside patient education system to ADA TV
Dr. Per Äke Zillen, executive director of the FDI World Dental Federation from 1989-2001, died Jan. 19 following a battle with cancer.
Dental Assistants Recognition Week set for March 1-7
PBHS, Inc. announced in January the launch of Consult Mode, an addition to ADA TV that enables dental providers to demonstrate 3D procedural animations, videos and tutorials chairside via tablets, iPads and other hand-held devices.
ADA opposes CMS’ Medicaid block grant guidance
The ADA Council on Dental Practice is encouraging dentists to acknowledge the dedication and contributions of their dental assistants during Dental Assistants Recognition Week.
After 3 years, Find-a-Dentist initiative a ‘success’
The ADA said it believes a new policy from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid could be “detrimental” to the millions of adults who rely on Medicaid for dental care.
Dr. Bettie McKaig, first female ADA vice president, dies
Of the more than 3 million profile views, the program found that 17% resulted in action, which include potential patients visiting a dentist’s website, calling or emailing the practice and sharing their profile. Industry average for similar sites is only 1-4%, so patients are nearly six times more likely to contact an ADA dentist through Find-a-Dentist.
Journal of Public Health Dentistry study finds association between man-made chemical, childhood caries
Dr. Bettie R. McKaig, who served as the Association’s first vice president from 1998-99, died Feb. 3. She was 70.
Global Dental Relief recruiting volunteers
Circulating levels of perfluorodecanoic acid, a type of perfluoroalkyl acid, may be associated with dental caries in children, according to a study published in the fall 2019 issue of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.
HIPAA fee limitation no longer applies to third-party access to health records
Global Dental Relief, a nonprofit organization that has delivered free dental care to children around the globe since 2001, is seeking clinical volunteers for upcoming humanitarian missions in Nepal and Guatemala.
CDC reminds clinicians to use standard precautions, recommends isolating patients with coronavirus symptoms
Following a ruling in federal court two days prior, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Jan. 25 that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule fee limitations do not apply to requests to transmit copies of records to third-parties.
Give Kids A Smile kicks off Feb. 7
In light of the “emerging, rapidly evolving” outbreak of the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding clinicians to use standard precautions consistently and advising they isolate patients who show signs and symptoms of the virus.
Hoosiers welcome young dental patients for Give Kids A Smile national kickoff
The American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile program will bring free oral health services to hundreds of thousands of children across the U.S. beginning Feb. 7.
ADA joins coalition calling for vaping regulation
Indianapolis -- Seven-year-old Jordan Randle made a big promise after visiting Give Kids A Smile for the first time during the national kickoff event Feb. 7 in Indianapolis.
New HPI Industry Report now available
The American Dental Association, along with 75 organizations, is urging Congress to support legislation to regulate vaping devices and liquids in the same manner the Food and Drug Administration regulates cigarettes and other tobacco products.
ADA unveils dental licensure interactive map
Dental spending reached $136 billion in 2018 — 3.7% of all health spending — and what the ADA Health Policy Institute is calling a “historic high” in the new HPI Industry Report released Feb. 4.
Indian Health Service honoring National Children’s Dental Health Month
The ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure launched in December an interactive map in an effort to assist dentists with keeping track of current initial licensure requirements by state.
UCSF dental school receives $10M donation
The Indian Health Service is presenting a four-part series of messages focused on their younger patients’ oral heath in honor of the February observance of National Children’s Dental Health Month.
Missouri Dental Association notches win
The University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry announced Jan. 30 it received a $10 million gift — the largest contribution ever to the dental school — to establish an endowment that would fun efforts to modernize its curriculum and recruit and retain faculty members.
Dental service leaders visit Washington
Thanks to the advocacy efforts of the Missouri Dental Association, a managed care organization has agreed to remove an authorization tool it was requiring dentists to use prior to using sedation.
Dental service leaders met with the ADA Council on Government Affairs Jan. 25 in Washington to discuss legislative and regulatory issues.