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2011 News Archive

The 2010 House of Delegates resolved to encourage certified dental technicians to attend ADA continuing education seminars, including as presenters.

Dr. Leo R. Finley Jr., a past ADA trustee who represented the 8th District (Illinois) from 1988-2002, died Aug. 26 at his home in Orland Park, Ill. He was 73 years old.

Washington—Most private-sector employers, including certain dental offices, must display a new employee rights poster as of Nov. 14 under a regulation issued by the National Labor Relations Board.

Las Vegas—The 2011 ADA Annual Session will include a full day of free events designed for dentists and their spouses who aspire to hold leadership roles in their dental practices and as volunteers in organized dentistry.

The ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure has extended the call for comment period on the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists’ application for specialty recognition.

Tupelo, Miss.—North Mississippi (First District Dental Society) dental professionals raised $100,000 to support a local children’s health museum whose mission is to “infect” kids with good oral and overall health education and messages.

Gil Kerlikowske had been the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy for about a week when he received a letter.

Washington—The American Dental Education Association is accepting nominations for the 2012 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement through Nov. 1.

Las Vegas—The ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs has announced the winning videos for the 2011 Student Ethics Video Contest.

Dr. William R. Calnon will be installed as the 148th president of the American Dental Association before the ADA House of Delegates Oct. 14 in Las Vegas.

Washington—The Association urged the Drug Enforcement Administration to recalculate a proposed fee increase as imposing “an unfair burden” on dentists prescribing controlled substances. Fees for three-year registrants would increase by $180 to $732 under the proposal.

The ADA Catalog is offering a 15 percent discount until Oct. 31 on all products, including updated brochures and the ADA Toothflix DVD series.

Las Vegas—Dentists from the Southern Nevada Dental Society will showcase their Give Kids A Smile program on the exhibit floor at the ADA Annual Session Oct. 10-12 in the Volunteer Celebration Area, where they will screen and provide education to 150 children in need of dental services.

Manhattan Beach, Calif.—When 13-year-old surfer Bethany Hamilton lost her left arm in a shark attack off the North Shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai on Halloween day 2003, a dentist some 2,600 miles away felt a calling to reach out to the girl—surfer to surfer.

The ADA Foundation continues its tradition of support for those dentists affected by disasters and can accept gifts to its Disaster Assistance Grant Fund.

Managua, Nicaragua—Health Volunteers Overseas has established a new oral health education program in Managua at the Universidad Catolica, or UNICA, as part of the ADA/HVO Oral Health Initiative.

The 2011-12 ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership class members attended their first session at ADA Headquarters Sept. 8-9. The program is sponsored in part through generous contributions from Procter & Gamble Oral Health and Henry Schein Dental.

San Diego—Registration is open for the Hispanic Dental Association’s 19th Annual Meeting, which takes place at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa Nov. 3-5.

The American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Periodontology and American Pharmacists Association announced a collaborative effort to expand awareness of the impact of medications on dry mouth, a condition known to health professionals as xerostomia.

The ADA Contract Analysis Service is now completely electronic, making the process greener and streamlined.

Las Vegas—ADA members who are unable to attend the 152nd Annual Session in person will now be able to log on to access the new ADA365 online hybrid meeting for free access to a variety of events, programs and activities.

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