Highlights from the current print edition—December 9, 2013
ADA backs N.C. board in FTC fight
The ADA is supporting the efforts of the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court's decision affirming the Federal Trade Commission's claim that the board's actions against teeth whiteners violated federal antitrust laws.
Experts focus on prevention at historic summit
Working to transform concepts into actions, about 120 experts gathered in Chicago Nov. 18-20 to develop an overarching approach to disease prevention to alleviate the nation's oral health crisis.
Action for Dental Health: Long-term care initiative launched
Washington—Dr. Merle Nunemaker was quick to report the launch of ADA's Long-term Care Dental Campaign, an Action for Dental Health Initiative.
Center for Professional Success offers iPad Air contest this month
Visit the ADA Center for Professional Success to enter for the chance to win a new iPad Air.
A revitalized JADA enters its second century in 2014
Close on the heels of its 2013 centennial celebration, The Journal of the American Dental Association expects to have something more to celebrate in the New Year.
U.S. signs global mercury treaty
Washington— The Association commended public health provisions in a global mercury treaty that “upholds the use of dental amalgam, a durable, safe, effective cavity-filling material.” The United States signed and offered acceptance documents Nov. 6, joining other nations in moving the legally binding treaty forward.
CDC Dec. 17 webcast to explore community water fluoridation
Atlanta—A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webcast Dec. 17 will focus on community water fluoridation.
Library transition to add, expand benefits
ADA members' digital access to electronic journals and research databases will continue to expand, and members may soon have access to the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center Library's print medical literature and journal collection.
Online game aimed at cybersecurity
The federal government released a second Internet game to help health care providers and their staff keep patient information secure.
ADA standards committees slate meetings
The ADA standards committees and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 106 Dentistry will hold meetings in Chicago and North Carolina in February and March 2014.
JADA's Dr. Glick receives Crawford Award from OSAP
Dr. Michael Glick, editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association, delivered the inaugural lecture named for infection control pioneer James J. Crawford, Ph.D., and received a special award, also named for Dr. Crawford.
ADA and ADA Foundation efforts underway to provide Typhoon Haiyan relief for dentists
The ADA and the ADA Foundation have plans in place to support disaster relief in the Philippines for dentists and members of the dental community adversely affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck Nov. 8.
ADA House resolution encourages state programs to use DQA measures
New Orleans—The ADA will encourage state Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs and other groups to use measures adopted by the Dental Quality Alliance when assessing the quality of care for children, according to an unofficial House of Delegates resolution.