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ADA Continuing Education Helps Dentists Develop Leadership Skills

CHICAGO, April 6, 2009 – Dentists are eligible to hone their leadership skills with American Dental Association (ADA) Continuing Education Online, which offers a self-guided course, Understanding Associations, designed to help dentists identify their leadership style, conduct effective meetings, set goals and gain a better understanding of the professional association’s role in the political process.

Dr. Kathleen O'Loughlin Named American Dental Association Executive Director

CHICAGO, May 5, 2009—Kathleen T. O'Loughlin, D.M.D., M.P.H, of Medford, Mass., has been selected by the Board of Trustees of the American Dental Association to serve as the next ADA Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer, effective June 1. Dr. O'Loughlin becomes the first female executive director in the ADA's 150-year history.

ADA President Urges Congress to Shore Up IHS Dental Care

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 27, 2009—American Dental Association (ADA) President John S. Findley, D.D.S., told the U.S. House Committee on interior appropriations charged with funding the Indian Health Service (IHS) that the IHS dental workforce, already understaffed, faces a significant number of retirements by the most experienced dentists.

ADA Convenes Major Summit on Improving Access to Dental Care

CHICAGO, March 27, 2009—Nearly 150 stakeholders from non-profit groups, government agencies and private industry met March 23-25 at a summit on access to dental care convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) to create a common vision toward improving the oral health of underserved populations.

ADA Foundation Accepting Applications for Prestigious Dental Fellowship Program

CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2009 – The ADA Foundation (ADAF) is accepting applications for its Hillenbrand Fellowship Program that provides an award to one dentist, helping prepare the person to assume a management and leadership role at a health-related organization.

American Dental Association Launches Evidence-Based Dentistry Web Site

CHICAGO, March 10, 2009—The American Dental Association (ADA) announces the launching of EBD.ada.org, the Web site dedicated to evidence-based dentistry (EBD). EBD.ada.org allows easy and quick access to a database of systematic reviews of oral health clinical information from one centralized location.

ADA Launches Community Dental Health Coordinator Program to Provide Dental Care in Underserved Areas

CHICAGO, March 16, 2009—Coursework begins today as the American Dental Association (ADA) launches a pilot program in several states to deliver needed dental care to underserved people in urban, rural and Native American communities.

Statement by American Dental Association President John S. Findley on Passage of H.Res. 204, a Congressional Resolution Congratulating the Association for its 150 Years of Service

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2009—"On behalf of the 157,000 members of the ADA, its officers and its staff, I would like to thank Congressman Mike Simpson for sponsoring—and the House of Representatives for passing—a resolution yesterday congratulating the ADA on its 150th anniversary, which the Association celebrates this year.

Statement by the American Dental Association Regarding Phase-out of ADA Intelligent Dental Marketing (ADAidm)

CHICAGO, July 10, 2009—ADA Intelligent Dental Marketing (ADAidm) of Salt Lake City, a joint venture with ADA Business Enterprises, Inc., (ADABEI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Dental Association (ADA), has experienced significant production and operational difficulties.

Statement by American Dental Association President Dr. John S. Findley On Passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2009—"The American Dental Association heartily commends Congress for passing the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

ADA’s 2009 Dentist Health and Wellness Conference Set

CHICAGO, July 14, 2009—Dentists and dental health professionals can take steps to evaluate their own personal health practices and explore well-being issues for optimal health and work-life balance by enrolling in the American Dental Association's (ADA) 2009 Conference on Dentist Health and Wellness.

American Dental Association, The Forsyth Institute Collaborate to Pilot Evidence-Based Dentistry Training Course

CHICAGO, May 28, 2009—The American Dental Association (ADA) Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) and The Forsyth Institute announce the offering of an intensive, five-day training course in evidence-based principles and tools, including systematic reviews and applications for clinical decision making.

American Dental Association Statement: Food and Drug Administration Action on Dental Amalgam

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2009—The American Dental Association (ADA) agrees with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision not to place any restriction on the use of dental amalgam, a commonly used cavity filling material.

American Dental Association Hosts "Your Spitting Image" Exhibit through Aug. 31

The American Dental Association invites the public to visit "Your Spitting Image," a traveling exhibit that uses hands-on activities to take visitors on an interactive odyssey through the mouth to learn the science behind saliva.

ADA and ADEA Launch Groundbreaking Education Project

CHICAGO, August 12, 2009—The American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) announce the launch of a groundbreaking educational opportunity in which dental students and faculty can gain remote access to select live-patient continuing education courses held at the 2009, 2010 and 2011 ADA Annual Sessions.

National Dental Benefits Conference 2009 Scheduled Aug. 28—29, Chicago

CHICAGO, July 21, 2009—Dental professionals are invited to attend the National Dental Benefits Conference 2009 scheduled for Aug. 28-29 at the headquarters of the American Dental Association (ADA), 211 E. Chicago Ave., in Chicago.

American Dental Association, The Forsyth Institute Collaborate to Pilot Evidence-Based Dentistry Training Course

CHICAGO, June 15, 2009—The American Dental Association (ADA) Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) and The Forsyth Institute announce the offering of an intensive, five-day training course in evidence-based principles and tools, including systematic reviews and applications for clinical decision making.

American Dental Association Launches Toothflix™ DVD Series for Dentists

CHICAGO, September 18, 2009 – The American Dental Association (ADA) is helping dentists promote good oral health through the new Toothflix™ Patient Education DVD series.

ADA, FDI World Dental Federation Observe "World Oral Health Day"

CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2009—The American Dental Association (ADA) joins with the FDI World Dental Federation, the worldwide voice of the dental profession, in observance of the second annual "World Oral Health Day" on Saturday, Sept.12.

Dr. Harold C. Slavkin to Receive American Dental Association’s 2009 Gold Medal Award

CHICAGO, August 26, 2009—Noted educator and researcher, Harold C. Slavkin, D.D.S., is the 2009 recipient of the American Dental Association's (ADA) Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Dental Research.

American Dental Association Launches Podcast Program for Public

CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2009—The American Dental Association (ADA) is launching "Straight from the Mouth," a new video podcast series for the public, to provide oral health information in amusing three to five-minute Webisodes.