Highlights from the current print edition—June 17, 2013
NC dental board appeal denied
Richmond, Va—The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a case arising from a Federal Trade Commission enforcement proceeding, issued an opinion May 31 holding that the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners, in issuing cease and desist orders against certain purveyors of teeth cleaning, had violated the federal antitrust laws by engaging in an unreasonable restraint of trade.
Temple University starts kids’ access program
Philadelphia—Temple University's Kornberg School of Dentistry is launching Project ENGAGE, a $1.75 million initiative designed to improve children's access to oral health care.
Others in dentistry join JADA in marking their own milestones
Executives from the Premier Dental Products Co. delivered an eloquent email to The Journal of the American Dental Association in January, congratulating JADA on a milestone that the company shares with the ADA’s flagship publication.
Save on hotel for New Dentist Conference
Denver—There's still time to save on a luxurious stay at the Four Seasons Hotel while attending the ADA 27th New Dentist Conference.
Study eyes global burden of oral conditions
Alexandria, Va.—A new study published in the Journal of Dental Research shows that oral conditions affect 3.9 billion people, and untreated caries in permanent teeth was the most prevalent of the 291 conditions evaluated.
Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation awards grants
West Allis, Wis.—The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation awarded $51,050 to 20 oral health programs that serve low-income patients and provide other dentistry-related services.
What's in your water?
By July 1 each year, water suppliers nationwide are required to send their customers annual Water Quality Reports or Consumer Confidence Reports, giving dental professionals the opportunity to check on the status of their community's water—and in particular—its fluoride levels.
ADA brochures instruct parents on children's oral health
The ADA has a collection of brochures that aid dentists in explaining children's oral health to parents, whether the children are babies or preteens.
Feds change how providers apply identification number on insurance claims
The federal government has made some changes in how dentists and other health care providers must apply an identification number they typically use on claim submissions.
ADA commends Senate oral health care bill
Washington—The Association thanked Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for offering "important oral health provisions" in legislation to reauthorize the landmark Older Americans Act.
Dentists take on the challenge of change
They heard the call and they answered enthusiastically, determined to build new skills and to help pave the way to better dentistry. Ultimately, they even vowed to encourage colleagues to follow suit.
New Investigator Award deadline in September
The ADA is accepting applications for the 2013 John W. Stanford New Investigator Award. Applications are due Sept. 30.
How insurance networks fit together and pay claims leaves some dentists befuddled
The merger of three networks and understanding what it means for a business to be a network aggregator has left some dentists confused about who is paying their insurance claims.
Fluoride-treated synthetic material enables dental bone regeneration
A fluoride solution applied to bio-resorbable synthetic hydroxyapatite granules—a bone supplement material—promotes bone regeneration, say findings of a study reported in the April issue of Journal of Oral Implantology.
Annual Session course eyes international volunteering
New Orleans—Dental professionals with a passion to make a difference on a global scale, travel and experience new cultures can learn about effective international volunteerism by taking the Annual Session course I Do, I Teach, I Volunteer.
Incentives make Annual Session accessible for entire office staff
New Orleans—Dentists planning a trip to the ADA Annual Session Oct. 31-Nov. 3 can use the meeting as an opportunity that can benefit the entire office team.
Salisbury, Md.—Since its first Mission of Mercy charitable dental clinic in October 2010, Maryland dentists and supporters in communities statewide have built a solid program that will include regional MOM events each year to meet the needs of uninsured and underinsured adults who have little access to dental care and often seek treatment in emergency rooms.
Give patients payment options with Chase Paymentech
Technology has broadened the ways that consumers pay for all kinds of goods and services. Dental practices can manage patients' expectations to this end with Chase Paymentech, the only ADA Business Resources endorsed provider of credit card processing services.
Oral health resources available
Would you like to photocopy, adapt or reprint materials from the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center?
New oversight agency for ADA CERP proposed
The ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure and its Continuing Education Recognition Program Committee are considering a proposal to restructure ADA CERP as an agency separate from the council to better support the program's mission and minimize the potential for conflicts of interest.
ADA and Sharecare part ways
The ADA has terminated its relationship with Sharecare.
Seeking standards projects volunteers
The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics is recruiting volunteers for five new work projects.
University of Michigan study evaluates frequency of dental visits
Little evidence supports twice yearly dental preventive care visits for all adults, and frequency of patient visits should be based on personalized medicine that also accounts for genetics, according to a University of Michigan study published June 10 in the Journal of Dental Research.
NDA, Old Dominion celebrate 100 years
In 1913, a group of 29 dentists from Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia formed what was known originally as the Tri-State Dental Association.
Tickets available for GKAS Gala at Annual Session
New Orleans—As summer settles in, it’s an opportune time to mark calendars for the 2013 ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile Gala, taking place here this fall.