Tooth Talk discusses antitrust reform
Current data on COVID-19
Now that the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption for health insurance companies has been repealed, many ADA members are wondering, what’s next?
ADA selects vendor to investigate root causes of problems with eligibility, verification of benefits
Check this page regularly for the latest COVID-19 data available from the CDC, WHO and Johns Hopkins University.
ADA study finds about half of restored teeth in US contain amalgam
The ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs has selected a Nashville health care technology company to investigate whether there are market solutions to effectively help solve problems dentists currently face regarding eligibility and benefits verification.
Dentists look ahead in wake of repeal of McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption
Slightly more than half of restored teeth in the U.S. contained amalgam as of 2015 and 2016, according to a study from the American Dental Association Science & Research Institute.
CDT 2022 ready for pre-order to ensure dentists, dental team have most up-to-date information
The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, legislation that repeals the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption for health insurance companies, became law on Jan. 13. So, the question is, what happens now?
ADA supports bill offering tax credit to businesses that hire, retain members of National Guard and Reserve
The CDT 2022 and Coding Companion Kit with App delivers the newest additions and changes to the CDT Code and is available for pre-order online.
Coalition supports making VA facilities smoke free
The ADA is supporting legislation that would provide a tax credit to small businesses that hire and retain members of the National Guard and Reserve.
ADA urges CMS to prioritize oral health issues
The ADA and more than 50 stakeholders are supporting legislation to make facilities of the Veterans Health Administration completely smoke free.
Becoming a Dentist: UMSOD trio graduates
The ADA is asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to prioritize several oral health issues.
NIH requests applications for initiatives addressing health disparities, oral health
For the Class of 2021, getting to the finish line has been rife with challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But that’s just made the joy of becoming a dentist all the sweeter for Dan, Ben and LaShonda from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.
HHS revises Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements
The National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and other participating organizations are seeking applications for two new initiatives centering on health disparities and their effect on oral health.
Entries sought for 2021 ADA Design Innovation Awards
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released revised reporting requirements on June 11 for health care providers who received funding from the Provider Relief Fund.
HRSA virtual job fair set for June 23
In search of dental facilities that seamlessly combine esthetic appeal, function and design, the ADA Council on Dental Practice, ADA Member Advantage and BMO Harris Bank are seeking entries from June 21 through Aug. 20 for the 2021 ADA Design Innovation Awards.
Dental practices ‘largely exempt’ from OSHA rule
The Health Resources and Services Administration is hosting a virtual job fair June 23 from 6:45-10:45 p.m. ET.
Letters: West Virginia dean
The ADA is pleased that dental practices are mostly exempt from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new emergency temporary standard to protect health care workers from COVID-19.
Letters: Health equity vs. equality
I was fortunate to have served in the U.S. Army 1967-69 under the leadership of Gen. Robert Shira.
SmileCon offers face-to-face experience after virtual year
I was so disappointed in the lead article in the May 10 issue of the ADA News, “Health Equity and Dentistry.”
My View: Every night has its dawn: What I'm most excited for when normal returns
The American Dental Association's reimagined annual meeting is scheduled for Oct. 11-13 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Registration opens June 23 at SmileCon.org.
ADA technical report on securing electronic health information available for comment
Unprecedented. Pandemic. The year that shall not be named.
To say this past year has been “wild” is about as understated as statements can come.
ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products to hold virtual meetings
The American Dental Association Standards Committee on Dental Informatics has approved for circulation and comment a technical report on the requirements for securing electronic protected health information and how they should be addressed in a dental practice.
'Dentistry through and through': Raymond A. Cohlmia, D.D.S., prepares for next step of organized dentistry journey as ADA executive director
More than 20 virtual meetings covering a wide range of topics related to national and international dental product standards will take place throughout June and July.
ADA honors Rear Adm. Timothy Ricks with Distinguished Service Award
The Association announced May 12 that it named Dr. Cohlmia, dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and a former ADA trustee, as its next executive director, effective Nov. 15.
ADA will issue update on how new OSHA rule affects dentists, practices
Today, more than 20 years later after that initial call, Dr. Ricks is the nation’s top oral health official, serving as chief dental officer for the U.S. Public Health Service along with his full-time role as the deputy director of the Indian Health Service Division of Oral Health.
Understaffed and ready to hire, dentists face applicant shortages as they emerge from COVID-19 pandemic
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an Emergency Temporary Standard on June 10 to protect health care workers from COVID-19.
ADA asks National Coordinator for Health Information Technology office for clarity on interoperability rule
Compared with before the pandemic, more than 80% of owner dentists who are currently hiring are finding the recruitment of dental hygienists and assistants to be extremely or very challenging.
ADA tells White House: No ‘grave danger’ of being exposed to COVID-19 in dental settings
The ADA wrote to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on June 2 regarding a new federal rule designed to give patients and providers secure access to electronic health information.
New ADA standard on digital radiography quality assurance available for download
The ADA told the White House Office of Management and Budget June 1 that there "does not appear to be a grave danger of being exposed to COVID-19 in dental settings, particularly as the pandemic is decelerating.”
Webinar discusses providing oral care to toddlers at Give Kids A Smile events
The American Dental Association has published a new standard to establish clear and concise protocols that ensure adequate quality assurance for digital intraoral radiography.
Great Shape! recruiting volunteers after pandemic derailed 2020 plans
A recording of "ADA Tiny Smiles — How and Why It's Important to Incorporate into Your GKAS Program" is available at ebusiness.ADA.org.
WHO's World Health Assembly issues historic resolution including oral health in global health agenda
A California-based nonprofit that suspended its international humanitarian missions in 2020 due to the pandemic is now recruiting volunteers for what it calls its “1000 Smiles” trips to the Caribbean.
ADA members, team invited to free June 8 yoga class through ClassPass
The World Health Assembly approved May 27 what the FDI World Dental Federation calls a “landmark” resolution that puts oral health back on the global health agenda.
Free webinar to discuss important decision points before signing a PPO contract
ADA Member Advantage is inviting Association members and their dental teams to a free online yoga class through ClassPass, which it endorsed in May to provide free access to on-demand audio and video workouts, in addition to discounted live-class packages.
ADA supports legislation on mobile dental units, community health centers
The ADA will stream a free live webinar June 29 that will discuss the most common clauses found in preferred provider organization contracts and the potential implications for dental practices.
EEOC releases expanded technical assistance addressing EEO laws, COVID-19 vaccines
The ADA is supporting federal legislation to expand the ways health centers are permitted to use grant funds in order to better serve underserved communities.
ADASRI, American Association for Dental Research seek nominations for evidence-based dentistry awards
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released updated guidance May 28 addressing concerns about federal equal employment opportunity laws and COVID-19.
The American Dental Association Science & Research Institute and American Association for Dental Research are in search of dental educators and clinicians who have made significant contributions to implement and advance evidence-based dentistry.