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Concord, Mass.—A dermatology practice will pay the federal government $150,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

A report from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange promises to serve as the new roadmap for health information technology.

This week marks the 69th anniversary of community water fluoridation.

Evidence-Based Dentistry Champions 2.0 Conference: Implementing Science in Practice—the 2014 rendition of the annual EBD summit at ADA Headquarters—has been rebooted to appeal to both prior attendees and new attendees looking to build or bolster their basic EBD skill set.

Accuracy in documenting dental procedures is tantamount to quicker reimbursement—and the ADA's new CDT 2014: Dental Procedure Codes book can help busy practices cut to the chase.

Denver—Dental Lifeline Network reached a significant milestone in 2013: more than $250 million in dental services donated to people with disabilities, the elderly or individuals who are medically at risk.

Denver—Dental Lifeline Network's redesigned website,, will make it easier for dentists and laboratories to participate in the Donated Dental Services program as well as make applying for donated dental care more user-friendly for patients.

Rancho Mirage, Calif.—When California made cuts to dental care coverage in 2009, Marianne Benson said it made the already difficult task of finding a dentist who can treat her disabled adult son even more challenging.

Baltimore—Dentists planning National Children's Dental Health Month activities can order free oral health education materials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to share with pregnant women and parents and caregivers of young children as well as materials and tips to share with community partners.

People spent about the same amount of money on their dental care in 2012 as they did in 2011, perpetuating a trend that began before the Great Recession.

An addiction expert will present a webinar, Opioid Addiction and the Dental Patient, from 2-3 p.m. CST Feb. 7.

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