San Antonio—President George W. Bush will be the featured speaker at the Opening General Session and Distinguished Speaker Series at ADA 2014—America's Dental Meeting, Oct. 9, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Alamodome.
Some member dentists are among the many taxpayers reporting that they are victims of tax return identity theft. The Internal Revenue Service said it has started more than 200 new investigations this filing season into identity theft and refund fraud schemes. The total number of IRS ID theft investigations in 2014 exceeds 1,800, said the notice posted April 10 at IRS.gov.
Washington—The ADA Action for Dental Health movement gained the attention of the U.S. Congress with the introduction April 3 of legislation "to improve essential oral health care for lower-income individuals by breaking down barriers to care."
Dentists have free access to research from the Journal of Prosthodontics through April 16 as the American College of Prosthodontists urges observation April 6-12 of National Prosthodontics Awareness Week.
Bethesda, Md.—The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research will unveil a five-year strategic plan for dental research late this spring. "The plan offers a clear and concise narrative of where today's research investments might yield tomorrow's clinical advances," said Dr. Martha J. Somerman, NIDCR director.