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Lady A to headline ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference

Country music group Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum, will perform Oct. 15 and kick off the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference.



Current data on COVID-19

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HPI poll: Dentists see increase in patients' stress-related oral health conditions

A majority of participating dentists have seen a rise in stress-related oral health conditions in their patients since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data from the ADA Health Policy Institute's COVID-19 impact poll for the week of Sept. 21.

FQHC fosters dental-medical collaboration to boost HPV vaccination rates

A federally qualified health center in New Jersey integrated dental and medical teams to successfully increase the rate of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations in their younger patient population, according to a research article published in the peer-reviewed journal Oral Health & Dental Science.


Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni remembered for ‘purposeful life’

Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni, who led the University of the Pacific’s school of dentistry for 28 years as dean and was ADA president from 1988-89, died Sept. 23 at his home in Palo Alto, California, from cancer. He was 95.


ADA reaffirms that dental amalgam is ‘durable, safe, effective’ restorative material

The ADA reaffirmed its position that amalgam is a “durable, safe and effective” restorative material in response to FDA statement that existing evidence shows that amalgam is not harmful to the general population and treatment options should be thoroughly discussed.

HVO volunteers turn to Zoom to teach internationally during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped volunteers with Health Volunteers Overseas from connecting with students and faculty at the dental school at Dhulikhel Hospital in Nepal.

October JADA looks at reducing radiation exposure during intraoral imaging

A study published in the October issue of JADA found the use of rectangular collimators during intraoral imaging significantly reduced levels of exposure to ionizing radiation in tissue models representing child and adult patients when compared with circular collimators.

ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference offers 24/7 Exhibit Hall

The Exhibit Hall at the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference will be different from years past, with the virtual platform allowing attendees to access the hall 24/7.

Webinar: Secrets to Get Patients in the Door, in Chairs and Build Relationship Loyalty

In this free webinar you will learn strategies, tactics and tips to improve the patient’s experience by leveraging technology to help facilitate communication (sponsored by Henry Schein One at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13).


Restorative Bonding: Dental Experts Probe Four Key Areas to Improve Outcomes

This free, comprehensive e-book from BISCO showcases recommendations from expert dentists on bonding to dentin and enamel, bonding to glass ceramics, bonding to zirconia/alumina and metal, and bonding to composite CAD/CAM blocks.

Free Webinar: How to Attract and Retain New Patients in a COVID-19 Era

This Oct. 14 webinar (1 p.m. EST) from Valpak explores a variety of ways dentists can use data to attract and retain new patients today and after COVID-19. Strategic marketing can help take your practice from operational to sustainable to profitable.

E-book: A Digital Workflow Can Increase Production, Decrease Chair Time

This free Planmeca-sponsored e-book describes how a digital workflow helped this Nashville dental practice improve practice efficiency, the patient experience and the quality of care. Technology can empower your practice to grow.


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