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Sacramento, Calif.—California may soon have a state dental director, a position long sought after by the state dental association.

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If they already haven't, patients with dental benefits under the Affordable Care Act will soon begin visiting dental offices. This is a continuation of a Q&A series on how the ACA affects dentists in their practices. The questions are based on ones the ADA Practice Institute has received in its call center. 

Dentists will have more time to implement the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases, thanks to an extension the U.S. Senate passed March 31.

Between now and July 1, water suppliers nationwide are required to send their customers annual Water Quality Reports or Consumer Confidence Reports, giving dental professionals the opportunity to check on the status of their community's water—and in particular—its fluoride levels.

Phoenix—Dr. Sameet Koppikar did the smart thing with his life insurance purchase. In his quest to save wherever he could, he turned to the ADA and quickly realized the value of membership.

Whether in the back office or at chairside, products from the ADA Catalog can bring clarity and simplicity to what otherwise could be overly complex processes. The Chairside Instructor: A Visual Guide to Case Presentations and CDT 2014: Dental Procedure Codes are two exemplary such products.

The American Association of Dental Office Managers named Cindy Sooter, of Fitterling Dentistry in Joplin, Mo., its Office Manager of the Year for 2013.

Consumers have their pick of dental benefit choices through the new health insurance marketplaces but finding information on covered services is difficult, according to the ADA Health Policy Resources Center.

A pediatric dentist in Spokane, Wash. An attending orthodontist at The Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. A Fantasy Football league in San Antonio. And the Illinois State Dental Society New Dentist Committee. These are the recipients to be honored this year by the ADA New Dentist Committee.

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