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American Dental Association Stresses Good Oral Health During Pregnancy

CHICAGO (May 1, 2008)—With Mother’s Day around the corner, the American Dental Association (ADA) wants to remind mothers-to-be that maintaining good oral health is an important part of overall health, especially during pregnancy.

Treating osteoporosis calls for physician, dentist collaboration: ADA Journal

CHICAGO, May 15, 2008—Physicians and dentists should collaborate to improve early detection and treatment of patients who have or may develop osteoporosis, say researchers in the cover story of the May issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Essential Dental Treatment Safe for Pregnant Women, Says New Study in ADA Journal

CHICAGO, June 10, 2008—Pregnant women can safely undergo essential dental treatment and receive topical and local anesthetics at 13 to 21 weeks gestation, says a study published in the June issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.

ADA Testifies Before House Sub-Committee on Voluntary Efforts to Protect the Environment from Mercury

CHICAGO, July 8, 2008 –The American Dental Association (ADA) testified today before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Domestic Policy, chaired by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), at a hearing on "Assessing State and Local Regulations to Reduce Dental Mercury Emissions." William J. Walsh, an expert on dentistry’s impact on the environment and a consultant to the ADA, told the subcommittee that dentistry contributes a very small amount of the mercury in wastewater, the ADA and its members are taking every reasonable step to further minimize that impact and that government mandates are not necessary.

ADA Foundation Helps Prepare Profession for Increased Use of Sedation, Anesthesia

CHICAGO (April 7, 2008) — As advances in dental technology offer a greater range of treatments in dental offices, the ADA Foundation is taking a proactive step to help ensure patient safety advances are in step with tomorrow’s dental science through a $100,000 grant to the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Research Foundation, Inc.

American Dental Association Launches New, Improved "OralLongevity" Web Site

CHICAGO, July 15, 2008—The OralLongevity™ section of the American Dental Association (ADA) web site has received a "face-lift."

ADA Opens Online Registration for 149th Annual Dental Meeting in San Antonio

CHICAGO (May 6, 2008)—Registration is now open for the American Dental Association’s (ADA) 149th Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition in San Antonio, offering unique learning opportunities, cutting-edge technology and a “Distinguished Speaker Series” that attracts history-making leaders from around the world.

ADA Asks Congress to Strengthen Medicaid Oral Health Programs

WASHINGTON, Sept.23, 2008—The American Dental Association (ADA) called on Congress and other stakeholders to work together to get more dentists to participate in Medicaid and help the program provide necessary dental care to vulnerable low-income children.

Over 30,000 Dental Professionals Coming to San Antonio for ADA’s 149th Annual Session

CHICAGO, September 25, 2008—More than 30,000 dental professionals from throughout the United States and around the world are expected to attend the American Dental Association's (ADA) 149th Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition in San Antonio from Oct. 16–19.

ADA Presents First Humanitarian Award at 149th Annual Session

CHICAGO, October 2, 2008—The American Dental Association (ADA) will honor its first ADA Humanitarian Award recipient at its 149th Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition in San Antonio. The ADA Board of Trustees selected Thomas S. Underwood, D.D.S., of Nashville, Tenn., for his three decades of providing humanitarian efforts to people in need of dental care.

Texas Dentist Assumes Presidency of the American Dental Association

CHICAGO, October 22, 2008—John S. Findley, D.D.S., who practices general dentistry in Plano, Texas, was installed as president of the American Dental Association (ADA) and will lead the 156,000-member organization's efforts to protect and improve the public's oral health and promote advances in dentistry.

ADA Presents Distinguished Service Award at 149th Annual Session

CHICAGO, October 2, 2008 —The American Dental Association (ADA) will honor Leslie Seldin, D.D.S., with the 2008 Distinguished Service Award at the 149th Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition in San Antonio. The Distinguished Service Award is the ADA's highest honor bestowed on an individual.

American Dental Association Introduces New, Innovative Learning Concept at 149th Annual Session

SAN ANTONIO, October 14, 2008—The American Dental Association (ADA) introduces the Live Operatory Center (LOC), an innovative new learning environment for dental professionals, at this year’s Annual Session, October 16–19 in San Antonio.

New National Public Opinion Survey Reveals Important Findings

OCTOBER 16, 2008 (SAN ANTONIO, TX)—The American Dental Association (ADA®), in collaboration with Crest® and Oral-B®, today revealed findings from a national public opinion survey on oral health care.

Elmo Teaches Children about Oral Health in Ready Set Brush!

CHICAGO, October 16, 2008—Sesame Street's lovable Elmo is helping teach children how to brush their teeth in a new book called Ready, Set, Brush!. The book features images of Elmo, Cookie Monster, the Count and other Sesame Street Muppets in a pop-up book created to teach young children how to take care of their teeth. The book is the result of a collaborative effort between the American Dental Association (ADA), Reader's Digest Children's Books and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street.

American Dental Association—Leader in Oral Health Care—Celebrates 150th Anniversary

CHICAGO, October 16, 2008—This week, the American Dental Association (ADA), a leader in oral health care and patient advocacy, launched a yearlong celebration of its 150th anniversary at the Association’s annual meeting in San Antonio. An estimated 30,000 dental professionals are attending the meeting.

Westchester, Illinois Dentist Elected to American Dental Association Board

CHICAGO, October 21, 2008—Thomas Sullivan, DDS, who practices general dentistry in Westchester, Illinois, was installed today as Second Vice President of the American Dental Association (ADA) during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in San Antonio.

Greensboro Dentist Elected ADA Trustee

CHICAGO, October 27, 2008—Charles H. Norman, D.D.S., who practices general dentistry in Greensboro, NC, was installed as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Norman’s installation took place in San Antonio at the ADA's 149th Annual Session, October 16-21.

American Dental Association on Sweden’s Mercury Ban

CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2009—The action taken by the government of Sweden to discontinue the use of all products containing mercury—including dental amalgam—for environmental reasons is not necessary for the United States.

ADA Honors State and Local Dental Societies for their Outreach Programs

CHICAGO, November 5, 2008—The American Dental Association (ADA) continues to honor state and local dental societies across the nation with the 2008 Golden Apple Awards. The Golden Apple Awards program, now in its 20th year, recognizes outstanding achievement in dental society activities and excellence in leadership.