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2011 News Archive

There’s still time to book that summer getaway and travel is easier and less expensive for ADA members.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica—Great Shape! Inc. seeks volunteer dental professionals to participate in the world’s largest international humanitarian dental project.

Mexico City—Travelers who fly on American Airlines to attend the FDI World Dental Congress between Sept. 10 and Sept. 20 can save 10 percent on any published fare to Mexico City.

Charged with assessing the current U. S. oral health care system, and in particular, its strengths, weaknesses and future challenges for delivering care to vulnerable and underserved populations, the Institute of Medicine Committee on Oral Health Access to Services released a 243-page report this morning, outlining its vision for the future and far-reaching recommendations for federal agencies, state governments and other stakeholders for improving access to oral health care.

Make coding easy with CDT 2011-2012: The ADA Practical Guide to Dental Procedure Codes and the CDT Companion: The ADA Practical Guide to Dental Coding.

The American Student Dental Association informed the ADA News June 23 that dentistry has not been added to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math degree programs list as was reported in the June 6 ADA News.

A website is available that helps patients and insurance companies estimate how much dental services will cost.

Washington—Three dentists and four dental students attended “The Art of Political Campaigning” conference here June 16-18, together with hundreds of prospective political candidates and campaign advisors.

Today’s dental practices must offer the convenience of debit and credit card payments to patients, advises Chase Paymentech, the only credit card processing provider endorsed by ADA Business Resources.

Time is running out to register for the 2011 Conference on Dentist Health and Wellness.

Dentists who make a donation in honor of an upcoming Give Kids A Smile/NASCAR special event planned for Oct. 15 at Charlotte Motor Speedway will not only contribute to nationwide education and awareness efforts to help children in need of dental care, but will also come away with a one-of-a-kind memento to commemorate the occasion.

Seattle—Washington Dental Service announced in April that it would reduce its reimbursements to dentists effective June 15.

The Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature is valuable ADA intellectual property and a source of non-dues revenue from licensed users.

Oak Brook, Ill.—Delta Dental Plans Association conducted an internal survey that showed it invested more than $48 million in oral health across the country in 2010.

Sukadana, Indonesia—In March, the ADA Division of Global Affairs received an unusual request from an American physician working with the nongovernmental organization Health In Harmony in this village on the west coast of the island of Borneo.

Weston, Wis.—The Wisconsin Dental Association and WDA Foundation held its third Mission of Mercy here June 24-25, providing an estimated $1.12 million in charitable dental care to 1,570 children and adults during 2,141 patient visits, including 22 Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes.

An integral component of practice branding includes your profile on Find-a-Dentist on the Association’s website,

Check out the online ADA Buying Guide for a one-stop resource to the supplies, equipment and services available to help maintain a successful dental practice.

Washington—Dentists, hygienists and other medical providers can learn more about the oral health needs of pregnant women, infants and children enrolled in Head Start through new tip sheets from the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.

During its June meeting, the ADA Foundation approved a research grant of more than $107,000 to support the ADA Health Screening Program at this year’s Annual Session.

Las Vegas—Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy an off-road adventure that cruises through panoramic desert landscapes or glimpse the Hoover Dam and Black Canyon from a raft on the Colorado River by taking a customized tour during the ADA Annual Session.

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