Buffalo, N.Y.—Heroes don't always wear capes or run into burning buildings. Sometimes they wear white coats, barrier gowns, gloves, goggles—or even Tooth Fairy costumes—and they treat problems in the mouth.
Garden City, N.Y.—Katy Perry's hit song and music video "Roar" got a Give Kids A Smile treatment as fourth graders from Bayview Avenue School in Freeport, N.Y., sang out brushing instructions on how to get the "smile of a tiger."
Washington—The Association urged federal health officials to exclude dentists from proposed regulations that would deny claims for Medicare Part D drugs unless the prescriber is enrolled in Medicare or has a valid opt-out affidavit on file.
"Dentists across the country are tackling the barriers that impede too many Americans from adequate access to regular dental care," said ADA President Dr. Charles Norman. "As part of the Action for Dental Health movement, we are sharing their stories to recognize those already involved and encourage others to join them."
Washington—ADA's Give Kids A Smile Day "has grown to become the world's largest oral health charitable program," Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., told the U.S. House of Representatives in a speech commending GKAS volunteers.