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Community Dental Health Coordinator program celebrates 15 years

Pilot program launched in 2006, now shows impact in 47 states and counting




Current data on COVID-19

Coronavirus iconCheck this page regularly for the latest COVID-19 data available from the CDC, WHO and Johns Hopkins University.

Interactive timeline: COVID-19 and Dentistry

From creating guides and resources to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread to advocating on behalf of the dental community, the dental profession and organized dentistry have responded to the global COVID-19 pandemic to help protect dentists, the dental team and their patients.

ADA supports two student loan reform bills

The ADA is supporting two student loan reform bills to help offset the financial challenges facing dentists after they graduate.

West Virginia University names new dental school dean

West Virginia University announced April 7 that it named Stephen Pachuta, D.D.S., as dean of its school of dentistry, starting June 1.

Opting out of Medicare results in dentists, patients not being reimbursed by Medicare Advantage

The ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs is reminding dentists that if they opt out of Medicare, then neither they nor their patients can get reimbursed by a Medicare Advantage plan, also known as a Medicare Part C plan.


SmileCon chair: Reimagined experience takes annual meeting to 'the next level'

Dentists will have plenty of opportunities to meet, play, learn and smile during the ADA's revamped annual meeting, SmileCon, scheduled for Oct. 11-13 in Las Vegas.

Federal government, ADA advocate policies to curb opioid epidemic

The Biden-Harris Administration’s Statement of Drug Policy Priorities was released April 1, which outlines the federal government’s first-year approach to ending the opioid epidemic. The priorities are closely aligned with the ADA’s goals related to curbing opioid use.


RevenueWell acquires PBHS, expands dental marketing services

PBHS announced March 31 it was acquired by RevenueWell, a provider of marketing and communication software specifically designed to meet the needs of dental practices.

E-book: How to evaluate a dental imaging system and software

In this free e-book, Dentsply Sirona guides dentists through the top considerations in evaluating and selecting imaging technology to improve dental health and the patient experience.

Molar Incisor Hypomineralization: What you need to know

This white paper from GC America explores treatment options for MIH. This practical piece explores the clinical appearance, initial intervention, GI sealants, restorative treatment and recall.

Reaching new practice heights with the cloud

Cloud-based practice management solutions that enable dentists to run a practice from anywhere are essential to succeed, according to this sponsored white paper from Fuse, a Patterson technology.


E-book: Ideas on how to implement new technology

This free e-book, sponsored by Rectangle Health, shows you exactly how Dr. Perry K. Tuneberg & Associates, of Rockford, Ill., evaluated, implemented and use new technology to improve its business operations.


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Established in 1970 as the official newspaper of the American Dental Association, the ADA News serves practicing dentists and others allied to the dental profession in the U.S. and internationally. It is the No. 1 source of news and information about the many benefits and services the ADA delivers to members daily as well as timely information on scientific, social, political and economic developments affecting dentistry and health care.