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Explore technology in dentistry: special feature

When it comes to implementing new technology into dentistry, ADA News wanted to know: How will technology impact dentists' practices this year? Of 500 dentists surveyed, more than half said intraoral scanners and 3D printing would be "revolutionary" to their practices. Check out this special interactive feature to learn more.



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.

Senators press FTC, DOJ on antitrust reform

Two senators are asking the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice for an update on their efforts to combat anticompetitive conduct in the health insurance industry following the repeal of the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption.

ADA asks CMS to prioritize expanding dentists’ participation in Medicaid

The ADA is asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to increase reimbursement and reduce administrative burden in order to increase the number of dentists who participate in the Medicaid program.

Retroactive denial laws a priority for ADA advocacy

The ADA and state dental associations recognize the pain points retroactive denials cause, so they have been working together in state legislatures to enact laws that restrict the timeframe in which insurers are allowed to request such a refund.


ADA weighs in on 21st Century Cures 2.0 Act

The ADA is supporting the 21st Century Cures 2.0 Act, draft legislation to modernize the delivery of health care in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

CDC: Only avoid aerosol-generating dental procedures for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

The CDC has updated its COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Settings to remove language stating that dental health care personnel should avoid aerosol-generating procedures for all patients, regardless of their COVID-19 status.

ADA releases updated COVID-19 dental office procedures emphasizing need for hazard assessments

The ADA's new Update to Office Procedures During COVID-19 provides updated information for dentists to consider as they assess COVID-19 workplace hazards and make decisions that are best for their practices.

Manufacturer instructions play vital role in guiding purchase, use of dental products

Dentists have a lot to consider when making purchases for their practices, and being aware of the manufacturer instructions that accompany products can help ensure they buy what is right for them and use the items correctly too.

3 best-kept secrets to managing patient reviews

While online reviews can help your dental practice recruit new patients, managing good and bad reviews online is an important practice management activity. This sponsored blog post from Legwork offers three key considerations for online reputation management.

Practical ways to scale the patient experience

Creating a consistent patient experience, especially for a multilocation dental practice, is key. This free white paper from Fuse (Patterson Dental) outlines how you can leverage centralized cloud-based software to improve the experience and business processes.

Equipment can make or break the patient experience

Outfitting your dental practice with the right equipment is an important decision for your practice and patients. In this comprehensive, free e-book, A-dec breaks down some of the most important considerations, including performance and efficiency, and value and pricing.

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.


ADA readers are invited to contribute opinions about dental topics. Read their letters and MyView columns here.

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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.