New Orleans—About a mile from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Mardi Gras World is a place where magic happens when ideas and fantasies turn into incredible parade floats for the city's annual Mardi Gras celebration.
Editor's note: This is the second part of a conversation about the issues facing the profession with Dr. Charles H. Norman III, ADA president-elect, who will be installed as ADA president Nov. 5 during the Annual Session in New Orleans. Part 1 was printed in the Oct. 7 ADA News. ADA News Editor Judy Jakush interviewed Dr. Norman.
Washington—The Environmental Protection Agency said a petition seeking to prohibit the use of hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) as a water fluoridation agent "provides no information that would cause EPA to question the current approach." The EPA, which regulates fluoridation under the Safe Drinking Water Act, denied the petition.
HeartSine Technology has voluntarily recalled its Samaritan 300/300P public access defibrillators, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has advised of the recall through its MedWatch safety alert system.
Whether it's student debt, dental reimbursement, access to care, government regulation or building membership, the incoming president of the American Dental Association always faces a full plate of issues.