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"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.

Orem, Utah—"Just about there, bud. Holy cow, you're doing so good."

The U.S. Supreme Court will review a decision by the federal court of appeals affirming the Federal Trade Commission's claim that the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners' actions against certain teeth whitening services providers violated federal antitrust laws.

The Dental Group Practice Association, a nonprofit industry association representing more than 30 dental support organizations (DSOs), March 3 named Dr. Quinn Dufurrena its new executive director.

Washington—HIPAA-covered dental practices and other health care entities must report breaches of protected health information to the U.S. Office for Civil Rights under the federal breach notification rule. Reporting deadlines vary for breaches involving fewer or more than 500 individuals.

Show and tell can be a lot more productive than it was back in grammar school for practicing dentists who use The Chairside Instructor: A Visual Guide to Case Presentations.

Screening for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol in the dental office could save the health care system up to $102.6 million each year, according to a study published by the ADA Health Policy Resources Center.

It's time to start planning for ADA 2014—America's Dental Meeting in San Antonio by ordering a print copy of the Preliminary Program.

The application deadline is April 25 for the ADA Foundation's Samuel Harris Fund for Children's Dental Health grant program.

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