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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.

ADA Offers 2014 CDT Dental Procedure Codes with CDT Code Check App

The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering dentists the opportunity to download the newest 2014 CDT Dental Procedure Codes with the CDT Code Check mobile app.

ADA Offers Book to Help Dentists Communicate with Patients, Staff

The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering dentists the opportunity to pen perfect professional prose using customizable letters in the new book, "The ADA Practical Guide to Dental Letters: Write, Blog and Email Your Way to Success."

ADA Offers Dentists New Digital Drug Reference Guide

The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering dentists a digital drug reference guide called "ADA/PDR Dental Therapeutics Online."

The ADA Foundation, the American Dental Association, Colgate-Palmolive Company Announce Commitment to Support Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center

The ADA Foundation (ADAF), the ADA and the Colgate-Palmolive Company today announced a joint initiative to enhance the ADA Foundation’s existing dental research laboratory in Gaithersburg, Md., and to support and encourage promising young researchers.

The American Dental Association Joins Retro Craze with Flashback Tooth Day

The American Dental Association (ADA) is jumping on the retro bandwagon by launching its own spin on the “Throwback Thursday” social media trend by posting public service announcements from the 1960s through the 1980s for Throwback Tooth Day.

ADA Launches New Dentist Blog

The New Dentist Committee (NDC) recently launched a blog, New Dentist Now, to provide resources for new dentists and dental students.

ADA Releases Landmark Report on the Changing Dental Landscape

The American Dental Association (ADA) has just released a comprehensive, groundbreaking analysis of the dental care sector in a report titled, "A Profession in Transition: Key Forces Reshaping the Dental Landscape."

ADA New Dentist Committee Honors Dentists, Programs at 2013 Conference

The American Dental Association (ADA) New Dentist Committee recently honored dentists at its 27th annual conference in Denver.

ADA Statement on September 12, 2013 Senate Committee Hearing

We commend Chairman Bernie Sanders and the members of the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging for their continuing efforts to break down the barriers that impede millions of Americans from achieving optimal oral health.  We hope that this latest hearing is a jumping off point for Congressional action that leads to more coverage—and more care—for those who need it most.

Research by ADA Health Economists Shows Massachusetts Health Reform Increased Adults’ Access to Dental Care

 Among the outcomes of Massachusetts’ 2006 health reform law, access to dental care for adults increased significantly, especially among poor adults, according to new research by health economists at the American Dental Association's Health Policy Resources Center (HPRC).

Learn about Volunteering Abroad at the ADA Annual Session in New Orleans

Dental professionals interested in providing their services to underserved populations can check out the course on effective international volunteerism called "I Do, I Teach, I Volunteer," at the American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Session in New Orleans.

American Dental Association Statement on Regular Brushing and Flossing to Help Prevent Oral Infections

A new study published in the Journal of Cancer Prevention Research titled "Examining the Association between Oral Health and Oral HPV Infection" suggests the potential benefits of good oral hygiene, however, it does not demonstrate that good oral hygiene can prevent infection with HPV viruses associated with oropharyngeal cancer

Dental Quality Alliance Approves First Set of Performance Measures

The Dental Quality Alliance (DQA) has approved its first set, Dental Caries in Children: Prevention and Disease Management, which includes 10 tested and validated performance measures in oral health care.

Maine Hospital Opens Dental Clinic to Alleviate ER Burdens

Like many hospitals across the country, Waldo County General Hospital, in Belfast, Maine, has found itself increasingly swamped with patients seeking treatment for dental pain in its emergency department.

ADA Annual Session Offers Cadaver Workshops for Clinical Learning

Attendees of the American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Session in New Orleans will have the opportunity to hone their clinical skills at the ADA's Hands-on Cadaver Workshop series scheduled at Louisiana State University Health Science Center for Oct. 31-Nov. 3.

ADA Appoints Dr. David Preble to Lead the New ADA Practice Institute

The American Dental Association (ADA) recently promoted David Preble, D.D.S., J.D., vice president of the newly created ADA Practice Institute.

Revised ADA Practical Guide to HIPAA Compliance Kit Now Available

The American Dental Association (ADA) has revised "The ADA Complete HIPAA Compliance Kit (J598)" to help dentists comply with the changes prescribed by the 2013 Omnibus Final Rule.

American Dental Association Offers Updated Coding Books

The American Dental Association (ADA) is offering two updated dental coding books to help dentists stay up to date on the proper codes to use when billing their patients for dental procedures.

Senate Report Alleges Fraud and Abuse by Private-Equity Backed Dental Practices, Underscores the Need for Major Action for Dental Health

The US Senate Committee on Finance this week issued a discouraging report on ways in which some large dental practices are putting profits before patients.  The report is particularly disturbing in that most of the alleged fraud and abuse of patients involved children.  Such conduct is inexcusable, and should be prosecuted vigorously.  However, equally disturbing is the broad brush that implicates a whole class of practice models rather than focusing on the actual offenders.