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Dr. George R. Shepley is ADA president-elect

Dr. Mark Bronson will serve as Association second vice president  



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.

SmileCon 2022 to blast off in Houston

Since three are better than one, mark your calendars for Oct. 13-15, 2022, when the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston will host a trio of annual meetings, including ADA SmileCon 2022.


ADA Business Innovation Group names Tim Steffl as new president, CEO

ADABIG announced Oct. 5 that it named Tim Steffl as its new president and chief executive officer.

Application process open for ADA Speaker of the House

Members interested in running for ADA speaker of the House in 2022 can visit on to find the information necessary to file for candidacy.

ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs weighs in on ethics regarding vaccinations

The ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs said in an October statement that the ADA Principles of Ethics & Code of Professional Conduct should help aid dentists when addressing the ethical issues that arise from the presence of patients in the dental practice who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.


‘Science and facts would prevail eventually’

Six months after community water fluoridation was terminated by Iowa's Tama City Council, the caries-preventing program was reinstated in the area in October after another council vote.


Complexities of coordination of benefits demystified through ADA resources

Navigating the path of coordination of benefits can be a frustrating, confusing and time-consuming endeavor for dental offices trying to properly bill patients with more than one dental insurance plan.


Article: Fluoridation still vital in the age of COVID-19

The pandemic helps illustrate the barriers standing in the way of — as well as the continued need for — another vital preventive program: community water fluoridation.

Take this survey, and enter to win a $500 gift card

This sponsored survey from a leading dental laboratory was created to help better understand and improve services to the dental industry. If you are the decision maker, please take a few minutes to complete the survey and be sure to enter for a chance to win one of two $500 gift cards.

Your guide to great financial conversations

The conversation about fee and payment arrangement is one of the most important you have with patients. In this free e-book, CareCredit explores best practices, including how the cost conversation happens throughout the patient experience, and how to talk money with patients.

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 outlines the most important considerations, including performance and efficiency, and value and pricing.

Dentist perspective: The basics of CBCT and growth potential for practice

In this white paper, Erin Elliott, D.D.S., of Post Falls Family Dental in Post Falls, Idaho, breaks down the basics of CBCT and how adopting new imaging technology improved the practice’s workflow, caseload and revenue.


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.