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

Dental professionals can log on to ADA365 and earn continuing education credit Feb. 7 with a live-patient course that demonstrates complete fabrication of an implant overdenture prosthesis.

The ADA Foundation announced Jan. 13 that it has recognized seven dental school student outreach programs for their work in providing services to underserved populations.

The ADA Foundation is accepting applications until March 14 for its 2014 Allied Dental Student Scholarship Program.

Augusta, Ga.—In treating oral conditions and diseases, dentists deal in millimeters of space, aesthetics, proportion, shape and other similar considerations. Sounds a lot like artistry.

Nashville, Tenn.—In more than three decades as a forensic odontologist, Dr. Mike Tabor has worked cases that have run the gamut from the rather mundane to the unbelievably nefarious and gruesome.

The 2014 Give Kids A Smile Day is Feb. 7, and program coordinators nationwide should have their digital cameras ready to capture the highlights of the event.

In an effort to inspire children to brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day, the Ad Council and the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives announced Jan. 15 the release of the new mobile gaming app Toothsavers.

Charleston, W.Va.—A chemical spill "essentially shut down over 180 dental offices" in a nine-county area serviced by the West Virginia American Water Company, said Richard Stevens, executive director of the West Virginia Dental Association.

Portland, Maine—A push to create dental therapists is slowing efforts to solve Maine's dental crisis, says a "Maine Voices" op-ed piece in the Jan. 14 Portland Press Herald authored by Dr. Jonathan Shenkin, a pediatric dentist practicing in Augusta and ADA second vice president.

Washington—Dental plans are available in the new Affordable Care Act marketplace and dentists may want to verify patients' insurance status.

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