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American Dental Association Welcomes President George W. Bush as Distinguished Speaker at Annual Meeting in San Antonio

The American Dental Association (ADA) will welcome   President George W. Bush to ADA 2014 – America’s Dental Meeting for the Opening General Session and Distinguished Speaker Series Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Celebrate World Oral Health Day March 20

Dental professionals in more than 70 countries will be “Celebrating Healthy Smiles” to mark World Oral Health Day on March 20.

ADA New Dentist Committee Hosts 28th New Dentist Conference

Registration is open for dentists and dental students to attend the American Dental Association (ADA) 28th New Dentist Conference, Here We Come!, which takes place at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo., July 17-19.

ADA: Chairside Screenings for Chronic Diseases Could Save the U.S. Healthcare System Millions

Screenings by dentists for the most common chronic medical diseases could save the American health care system as much as $102.6 million annually, according to a new study conducted by the ADA Health Policy Resources Center (HPRC).

Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty Award Announced

The American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have established the Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty Award to acknowledge a dental school faculty member who has made significant contributions to implement and advance evidence-based dentistry (EBD).

Registration Open for ADA Evidence-Based Dentistry Champions 2.0 Conference

The American Dental Association (ADA) Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry is accepting registrations to attend the 2014 Evidence-Based Dentistry Champions 2.0 Conference scheduled May 9-10 at the ADA Headquarters, 211 E. Chicago Ave., in Chicago.

ADA Council on Scientific Affairs Names First John W. Stanford New Investigator Award Recipient

The American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs has named Noor Obaisi, D.D.S., M.S., as the recipient of its first John W. Stanford New Investigator Award.

ADA Uses Fluoride Toothpaste to Fight High Cavity Rate in Children

To fight cavities in children, the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA) is updating its guidance to caregivers that they should brush their children’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first tooth comes in.

Dental Assistants Encouraged to Volunteer for Dental Assistants Recognition Week, March 2-8, 2014

Dental offices throughout the United States and Canada will observe Dental Assistants Recognition Week March 2 to 8.

ADA’s National ‘Give Kids A Smile®’ Kicks Off Feb. 7

The American Dental Association (ADA) kicks off its 12th national Give Kids A Smile® program Friday, Feb. 7.

ADA Paper Addresses Bringing Disease Prevention in Oral Health to Communities

The American Dental Association today published its latest paper on oral health disparities in underserved populations. Prior papers were published as “Breaking Down Barriers.”  The brand has now been changed to comport with the Action for Dental Health campaign. 

ADA Statement on Surgeon General’s Comprehensive Study on Smoking and Health

The American Dental Association congratulates Acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak for issuing a report today that further examines the relationship between tobacco use and an array of health problems, including oral cancer, gum disease, and dental caries (tooth decay).

ADA: Dental Spending Remained Flat Through 2012

Dental care spending remained flat through 2012 over the prior year, in part because working age adults are visiting dentists less frequently, with fewer people covered by employer-sponsored dental benefits, according to a new analysis released by the American Dental Association (ADA).

Federal Grant to Fund Development of Dental Fillings that Self-Heal, Fight Cavity-Causing Bacteria

The American Dental Association and the ADA Foundation today announced that the foundation’s Anthony Volpe Research Center (VRC) received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to develop new resin composite dental fillings. The grant started on Sept. 1 and the first year’s funding is $450,000. NIDCR is a part of the National Institutes of Health.

American Dental Association Pleased With Global Treaty Outcomes

The American Dental Association (ADA) is pleased by the provisions related to dental amalgam included in the global mercury treaty signed by a representative of the U.S. on Nov. 6.

2013 Give Kids A Smile® "Smile Champion" Awardees Honored

Two dedicated supporters of the Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) program—Candy B. Ross of KaVo Kerr Group and Kathy L. Woodard of the Ohio Dental Association—were recipients of the Give Kids A Smile "Smile Champion" Awards, presented at the American Dental Association Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile Gala during the ADA’s Annual Session in New Orleans on November 1.

Mission of Mercy free dental clinic to treat 1,000 underserved patients in New Orleans

The American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association and America’s Dentists Care Foundation will host a Mission of Mercy (MOM) charity dental clinic on Sunday, November 3 at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, where hundreds of volunteer dentists and dental team members will treat about 1,000 patients.

Patients with Diabetes Should Watch Their Mouths, Gum Disease Could Wreck That Smile

Of the 26 million people who have diabetes, an estimated 7 million have no idea that they have the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association

ADA Scientific Panel Issues Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations: Patients at elevated risk for developing cavities benefit from applying topical fluoride

Patients at elevated risk for developing cavities benefit from applying prescription fluoride directly to their teeth at home or having their dentist apply it in the office, according to new clinical recommendations from a multi-disciplinary expert panel convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs.

Don’t Let the Sugar Monsters Catch You This Halloween

Dentists don’t want to put a damper on the Halloween fun; they just want to help patients avoid cavities. The American Dental Association (ADA) offers some candy-eating tips that will help keep cavity-causing sugar monsters at bay.