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One year of COVID-19 response

“I believe that our profession responded well to the challenges, and I am proud that the ADA was instrumental in leading dentistry through the pandemic,” Dr. Klemmedson said. “Our results also show that dentists everywhere — not only ADA members — have been able to benefit from the Association’s guidance and support.”



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.

JADA+ COVID-19 Monograph demonstrates how 'dental community has risen above the defeatism to provide care'

The JADA+ COVID-19 Monograph, which will initially include 40 submissions from members of the dental community to chronicle their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, launched March 8 at

ADA seeking volunteers for National Elder Care Advisory Committee

The ADA Council on Dental Practice is seeking interested parties to submit their names to be considered as a volunteer for its National Elder Care Advisory Committee.


ADA supports PREVENT HPV Cancers Act

The ADA is supporting new legislation that encourages the use of the human papillomavirus vaccine as a “safe and effective way” to reduce the risk for oral HPV infections and the cancers they can cause.

New standards working group to focus on artificial intelligence in dentistry

The American Dental Association is seeking volunteers to join a new standards working group on augmented/artificial intelligence in dentistry.

Comments sought to recognize American Board of Orofacial Pain as national certifying board for specialty

The National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards is seeking comments through May 3 on an application to recognize the American Board of Orofacial Pain as the national certifying board for Orofacial pain.

DQA presenting free March webinar on quality measurement, improvement

This year’s Dental Quality Alliance Virtual Conference will be a digital live event, offering an opportunity for participants to learn about the disruptive forces within the health care system, especially in the scale of sweeping changes in the past year and their impacts on health outcomes.


E-book: How innovative technologies help dental practices thrive

Neal Patel, D.D.S., of Infinite Smiles in Powell, Ohio, was the first dentist in the world to adopt Dentsply Sirona’s new Axeos system that showcases advancements in image quality. This free e-book explores many ways to grow with technology.

E-book: Ideas on how to evaluate and 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.

Understanding cements: A guide from prep to post-op

This practical, comprehensive e-book from BISCO answers a variety of questions about restorative cement selection, technique and procedure. This resource also outlines optimal cement choices based on restoration type, material preference and time.

E-book: The Ultimate Guide to Touchless Dental Communications

This comprehensive e-book, sponsored by Legwork, offers communication tips to reassure your patients about COVID-19 safety precautions and outlines how to digitize common office tasks for a safe, touchless experience.


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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.