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ADA News coverage of a July conference on workforce issues brought together two ADA members who otherwise might never have met.

What’s Disney got to do with dentistry? Everything if you’re talking about customer service and how it relates to keeping patients happy.

The National Museum of Dentistry Saturday launches Get MouthPower, an informative and entertaining look at the unique oral health issues of older adults.

Dr. Steven Marshall dreamed about being a dentist in the U.S. Army, but the timing just never worked out.

The charitable organization that has transformed the lives of more than 100,000 disabled, elderly or medically at-risk patients unveiled its own transformation at the annual session’s Opening General Session yesterday.

Dentistry is unique among health professions and the ADA is unique among professional associations, Dr. Ronald L. Tankersley, ADA president, told the House of Delegates Saturday at the first session of the 2010 House.

The 2010 House of Delegates on Saturday declared the following officers elected: Speaker J. Thomas Soliday and trustees Drs. Steven Gounardes; 2nd District; Joseph F. Hagenbruch, 8th District; Roger L. Kiesling, 11th District, and Carol Gomez Summerhays, 13th District.
A group of students from the University of Washington School of Dentistry received the grand prize in the Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs’ 2010 Student Ethics Video Contest.
If dentistry’s goal is to persuade the public to support improved access to dental care, the profession should frame its message in terms of the public good.

It’s one of the most talked-about issues in dentistry: Do screening devices help early diagnosis of disease? That was just one of many questions raised during Saturday’s Oral Cancer and Oral Cancer Screening Forum that prompted lively discussion from researchers and clinicians alike.

The ADA House of Delegates will hold reference committee hearings Sunday at the Hilton Orlando. All ADA members may attend and participate in these important hearings. Hearing times are staggered so that members may attend multiple hearings if desired.

International buyers and U.S. exhibitors can once again interface at the ADA annual session through the 2010 International Buyer Program offered through the U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service.

 The American College of Dentists honored several members with its lifetime achievement award Friday in a ceremony held at the Rosen Centre Hotel.

Atlanta—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Oct. 7 announced grants to Kansas, Texas and Vermont to strengthen their oral health programs and improve the oral health of residents. The grants are renewable for up to three years.

The American Association of Dental Editors held its annual conference Thursday and Friday at the Rosen Centre Hotel.

What was billed as “the adventure beyond your office” was really a passionate forum on how to solve the world’s oral health problems—one preventive step at a time.

The ADA Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2010 Bud Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Award.

Bethesda, Md.—The 2009 economic stimulus law pumped $112.6 million into dental, oral and craniofacial research, the National Institutes of Health reported Oct. 5 in a “completed commitment” statement.

Add California to the list of states that have passed bills prohibiting insurance companies from controlling what a dentist may charge for services the insurers don’t cover.

Orlando, Fla.—The American College of Prosthodontists will hold its 40th annual session Nov. 3-6 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.

Indianapolis—Wednesday mornings must seem a lot different for Dr. Henry M. Swenson.

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