UB dental school program seeks to inspire more Native Americans to pursue dentistry
ADA CE Online celebrates subscription service anniversary
In an effort to increase the number of Native American dentists, the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in June hosted five undergraduate students and introduced them to the various disciplines and specialties within the dental profession.
September JADA examines effect of dental treatment before heart surgery
The ADA CE Online 1-year subscription program, an effort to simplify the purchase process for online continuing education for dentists and their dental team, turns 1 this September.
Dr. Chad P. Gehani offers thoughts on dental benefits, workforce, future
It is unclear if post-operative outcomes differ in patients who receive dental treatment before cardiac valve surgery compared with those who do not, according to a systematic review published in the September issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.
ADA ‘remains committed’ to community water fluoridation
Dr. Gehani answers questions during part II of an interview with the president-elect.
Six seek to succeed ADA speaker
The ADA on Aug. 19 issued a press statement in response to widespread media interest in a study that suggested an association between higher prenatal fluoride exposure and lower IQ scores in children 3-4 years of age.
Organized dentistry supports Office for Civil Rights proposal to amend Sec. 1557
The ADA House of Delegates will elect a new speaker at its annual meeting during the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco to replace outgoing Speaker Glen D. Hall, of Abilene, Texas, whose second term will end in September.
ACE Panel Report shows most dentists use steam sterilization for instrument reprocessing
The Organized Dentistry Coalition supports the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights’ proposal to amend portions of the Section 1557 Final Rule.
HealthFirst program assists dentists with emergency medical kit drug refills, cost management
An ADA Clinical Evaluators Panel Report released in August offers insights into the methods dentists use to reprocess rotary cutting instruments.
ADA switches to digital membership cards in 2020
HealthFirst announced in May that it launched a new program that would make medical kit drug replenishment easier for dental practices, an effort to address issues dentists face with the volatility in the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Alliance’s Head 2 Toe Project supports homeless in San Francisco
Come 2020, the ADA is making its membership cards available online and will no longer mail physical cards in an effort to improve convenience, according to the Association.
Download mobile app ahead of ADA FDI 2019
American Dental Association members, their team members and their families can donate personal care items to those in need as part of the Alliance of the American Dental Association’s Head 2 Toe Project.
Traveling to ADA FDI 2019? ADA partners offer discounts
ADA FDI World Dental Congress attendees can easily navigate their meeting experience by downloading the ADA Events mobile app.
Five receive honorary memberships
Travelers to San Francisco for the ADA FDI World Dental Congress can get discounts by booking with American Dental Association travel partners.
Roundtable: Health literacy important in linking oral, overall health
The ADA Board of Trustees in May named five recipients of ADA honorary membership, recognizing their contributions to the advancement of the art and science of dentistry.
2020 budget proposal supports new ADA strategic plan
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in July published the outcomes of a December 2018 roundtable workshop co-sponsored by the ADA on the crucial role health literacy can play in the furtherance of oral and overall health. The 122-page proceedings, titled “Integrating Oral and General Health Through Health Literacy Practices,” can be downloaded for free at https://www.nap.edu/download/25468.
ADA supports Office for Civil Rights proposal to amend parts of Sec. 1557
With a full menu of goals and objectives to drive clinical excellence, the ADA member experience, advocacy and more, the ADA Board of Trustees has proposed a 2020 budget that supports its new five-year strategic plan: Common Ground 2025.
Free ADA webinar Aug. 29 to explore self-funded dental plans
The ADA announced its “strong support” Aug. 13 for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights’ proposal to amend portions of the Section 1557 Final Rule.
Just the Facts — August 5, 2019
If a dentist has ever wondered why a dental plan doesn’t follow laws in their state, or why a secondary dental plan did not make any payment in addition to the primary plan’s payment, there are answers in an upcoming free ADA webinar. Self-Funded (ERISA) Dental Plans: What You Need to Know will stream Aug. 29 from noon-1 p.m. Central time.
Standards Committee meetings invite interested parties to learn more
First-year female enrollment in U.S. dental schools exceeded male enrollment in 2018-19
CDT 2020, companion, app available for purchase Aug. 26
For dentists and dental team members curious about how standards and technical reports in dental information technology are created, a series of meetings Sept. 2-4 may be the place to start.
Mark Wahlberg to speak at ADA FDI 2019
With the CDT 2020 guide about to be released, it is important to note that the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature — better known as the CDT Code — is a living, evolving thing. In other words, it changes.
BMO Harris Bank offers 1% rate off loan applications through September
Oscar-nominated actor and producer Mark Wahlberg will give the keynote address at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress this September in San Francisco.
Dr. John Mogan ‘Doc’ Faust, former ADA trustee, dies
BMO Harris Bank, the ADA Member Advantage-endorsed lender for practice finance for Association members, is offering a full 1% interest rate reduction for loan applications received through the end of September for loans up to $1 million. Special custom pricing is available for loans over $1 million.
Dr. Chad P. Gehani: Transforming the face of dentistry
Dr. John Mogan “Doc” Faust, Sr., a World War II veteran who served as an ADA 5th District trustee, died Jan. 9. He was 97 years old.
ADA officer candidate campaign statements
When 24-year-old Dr. Chad P. Gehani arrived at the airport in Mumbai, India, in 1975, he had never even seen an airplane.
ADA President visits the White House
Candidates seeking the offices of ADA president-elect and second vice president prepared platform statements and profiles for the ADA News.
ADA President Jeffrey M. Cole asked the White House Office of Legislative Affairs to support legislation to reform the McCarran-Ferguson Act.