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The fundraising campaign, Adopt-a-Practice: Rebuilding Dental Offices in Haiti, a joint program of the ADA Division of Global Affairs and Health Volunteers Overseas, is accepting donations from dentists and contributors worldwide online, by phone and by mail.

Washington—The first recognized American Indian dentist, a member of Congress and a U.S. Senator were honored for oral health advocacy Sept. 29 at a Capitol Hill event hosted by Oral Health America and Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait, an initiative of the Dental Trade Alliance, and sponsored by DentaQuest.

Washington—The Association urged the Internal Revenue Service "to mitigate the effect" of Form 1099 tax reporting requirements set to begin in 2012. The ADA and an organized dentistry coalition are simultaneously seeking legislative redress.

Washington—The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Sept. 28 intended "to enhance the roles of dentists and allied dental personnel in the nation's disaster response framework." The Association is working with several Senate offices for final passage and will continue to lobby for the legislation through this session of Congress.

Rockville, Md.—The Food and Drug Administration warned three companies Sept. 28 to cease crediting their mouth rinses with preventing periodontal disease. None of the products were ADA Accepted Products.

Washington—The Environmental Protection Agency Sept. 27 announced plans to initiate an effluent guideline rulemaking procedure to reduce mercury waste from dental facilities. The EPA said it expects to issue a draft proposal next year that would take effect in 2012.

Atlanta—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, updating “the best available science,” said the CDC “continues to strongly support community water fluoridation as a safe and effective public health measure to prevent and control tooth decay and to improve overall health.”

Washington—How can health care providers, advocates, educators, professional organizations and policymakers respond to meet the needs of vulnerable older adults and people with functional limitations who require complex oral health care?

San Antonio—Two milestones in the U.S. Air Force's growth as a postgraduate educational institution took place at Lackland Air Force Base over the summer.

For dentists looking to update their products and educate patients, the 2011 ADA Annual Catalog is one-stop shopping.

Orlando, Fla.—Those who can't attend the annual session in Orlando Oct. 9-12 can still take advantage of live patient education.

Orlando, Fla.—Dental philanthropists whose efforts help create smiles worldwide will be honored at the ADA annual session Oct. 9-11 at the Volunteer Celebration Area in the ADA World Marketplace Exhibition.

Orlando, Fla.—The ADA will hold the seventh interactive mega topic discussion session Oct. 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hilton Orlando, Orange Ballroom D meeting room.

Orlando, Fla.—Students in the ADA's Community Dental Health Coordinator pilot project will benefit from a significant in-kind donation from Henry Schein Inc., the Association announced.

The dental laboratory industry is much different for dental school graduates today than it was 20, even 10 years ago.

FedEx is offering up to a 27 percent discount on shipping services, exclusively for ADA members.

The American Dental Association and other interested stakeholders have spent the past several years meeting, discussing and brainstorming ways to help the dental laboratory industry thrive.

Orlando, Fla.—Are you interested in learning more about becoming more involved with organized dentistry? Unsure of where to begin?

As annual session approaches, the ADA takes account of its year. In this, the conclusion of a two-part series, ADA leaders offer insight on the accomplishments of several ADA agencies from June 2009 to June 2010.

The agenda for the National Dental Benefits Conference Aug. 20 at ADA Headquarters looked quite different than in years past.

Orlando, Fla.—The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry has two courses this year at annual session that are designed to help dentists in their clinical decision-making.

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