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2011 News Archive

Las Vegas—To fulfill its mission, the ADA must focus on serving two critical constituents: its member dentists and the public at large.

Oral Health America and the ADA collaborated on the Samuel D. Harris 2012 National Children’s Dental Health Month $2,000 grant award.

Atlanta—Civil rights activist and dentist Dr. Roy C. Bell Sr., whose courageous acts helped pave the way for African American dentists to gain acceptance in the ADA and its constituent and component societies, died in Williamsburg, Va., July 1 at the age of 84.

The 2011 Dentist Health and Wellness Conference was a success this year thanks, in part, to grant support from the ADA Foundation.

Sacramento, Calif.—The state Carcinogen Identification Committee will not add fluoride to its list of known carcinogens under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986—better known as Proposition 65.

Champ Mike Tyson adds his weight to the Glove Club booth Oct. 10 at the ADA World Marketplace Exhibition.

With demand for tooth-colored restorations on the rise, there is increasing need for continuing education courses on direct composites. ADA CE Online offers a course that teaches a whole new way to place and finish composites.

Concord, N.C.—The ADA’s Give Kids A Smile program—and its sponsors 3M ESPE Dental and Henry Schein Cares—raced into high gear Oct. 15 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, hosting a five-hour children’s dental event before the Bank of America 500 race and bringing the GKAS message to one of the nation’s largest spectator sport fan bases, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, or NASCAR.

Dental societies can show their appreciation for the time and effort their member colleagues and new dentist committees contribute by nominating them for an ADA new dentist award.

Stockton, Calif.—The San Joaquin Dental Society raised $3,500 for its 2012 Give Kids A Smile event and other community dental events by hosting a charity golf tournament Aug. 12 at the Brookside Golf and Country Club in Stockton.

Springfield, Ill.—The dismal economy and a state budget shortfall have left public agencies scrambling to make ends meet, often forcing them to cut services and employees.

Atlanta—Nov. 17 is the day to circle on the calendar if you want to quit smoking, reduce your risk of developing cancer and other tobacco-related diseases, and improve your oral health. That’s the date of the American Cancer Society’s 36th annual Great American Smokeout.

Do you have research to share related to dental infection control? The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention is accepting submissions until March 5, 2012, for scientific abstracts on the topic to be presented during its Annual Symposium in Atlanta, June 21-23, 2012.

Las Vegas—They started a race Oct. 10 to new beginnings for Give Kids A Smile, Las Vegas to Charlotte, N.C., in 72 hours flat.

Las Vegas—Dream builders be, ADA President William R. Calnon exhorted dental students charged with “Increasing Diversity in the Dental Profession: For You by You.”

An updated guide is available in the ADA Catalog to assist dental practices in creating effective employee office manuals.

More than 27,000 dentists, dental team members, exhibitors, students, guests and others attended the Las Vegas meeting last month.

Las Vegas—Dental professionals interacted Oct. 12 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center with scientific session mentors Anne Wells, Ed.D., and Dr. W. David Brunson on “creating a legacy for the next generation in our profession,” at scientific session Course 7302 officially titled Mentoring for Admission to Dental School: A Prescription for Success.

Alexandria, Va.—November is American Diabetes Month, bringing into focus the fact that people diagnosed with diabetes are at a greater risk for gum disease, dry mouth, oral infections and tooth decay.

Clearwater, Fla—Tampa Bay area residents will soon see some changes in the availability of optimally fluoridated water, as Pinellas County stops fluoridating its supply and Plant City begins fluoridation.

The Dental Quality Alliance invites members and other observers to attend its next meeting, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at ADA Headquarters in Chicago.

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