"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.
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.
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.
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.