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2011 News Archive

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.

Rapid City, S.D.—Military and civilian dentists came together Aug. 17-18 for a behind-the-scenes look at Ellsworth Air Force Base that included continuing education from a military perspective.

Las Vegas—It’s not too late to plan a trip to the ADA Annual Session in Las Vegas.

The Dentist Health and Wellness Conference is not like any other conference dentists attend.

Las Vegas—Back for a return engagement at Annual Session, the Open Clinical and Science Forums will offer a chance for clinicians, scientists, expert opinion leaders, industry representatives and other participants to discuss two of dentistry’s more controversial topics.

Creighton University School of Dentistry hosted a special party Aug. 17 for Dr. Will Miles Clark, a member of the class of 1929 who visited Omaha, Neb., and the dental school to celebrate his 107th birthday.

Las Vegas—Those attending the ADA Annual Session will want to take advantage of Las Vegas’ fabulous array of gourmet restaurants—sampling the offerings of world-class chefs and a growing number of master sommeliers.

Baltimore, Md.—“There are many ways to help your child develop the skills he or she needs to take care of his or her mouth,” says the National Museum of Dentistry’s “Healthy Smiles for Autism” guide for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder posted online Sept. 16 as free and downloadable at healthysmilesforautism.

The ADA Board of Trustees approved a new job description for ADA treasurer candidates at its July 31-Aug. 3 meeting.

Bethesda, Md.—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will accept applications from medical, osteopathic, and dental students Oct. 1, 2011, through mid-January 2012 for a new Medical Research Scholars Program offering basic, clinical, and translational research experiences with intramural investigators at the NIH Clinical Center, in Bethesda, MD. The NIH expects to admit at least 40 students during the program’s first year, which begins in September 2012.

Dr. Robert M. Anderton of Argyle, Texas, was ADA president when the terrible events of Sept. 11, 2001, shook the world, rallied the nation and spurred unprecedented response from the dental community.

New York—It took awhile, but life in the Tribeca neighborhood of Lower Manhattan eventually resumed its day-to-day pace after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. But things were never really the same.

Development of a forensic dental data standard and enhanced application of the dental technology serving “such an important role in the September 11th disaster” marked the post-9/11 decade.

The American Dental Association has selected Officite as the first provider to launch the Association’s Web Developer Program.

Washington—As filing extension deadlines approach, the IRS urged health care tax credit-eligible employers of 25 or fewer employees, “Don’t leave money on the table.”

Googling Dr. John Nosti yields more than 47,000 results.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 29.

The source of financial support for dental schools is either public, private or private-state related.

A multidisciplinary expert panel convened by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs recommends that sugar-free chewing gum, lozenges and hard candy sweetened  with sucrose-free polyols (xylitol or polyol combinations) and a prescription varnish with chlorhexidine and thymol could be beneficial in preventing cavities when used as adjuncts to a comprehensive cavity prevention program that includes the use of fluoride-containing products.

Appointments are available for this year’s Health Screening Program at Annual Session.

The National Dental Benefits Conference continued its tradition this year of being a place for dentists, dental team members, brokers, consultants, dental benefits representatives and constituent/component society members to network, learn about the latest trends and issues in the insurance industry, and hear how they can improve their practices or businesses.

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