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June 30, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

ADA Study Finds About Half of Restored Teeth in US Contain Amalgam

by ADA

Slightly more than half of restored teeth in the U.S. contained amalgam as of 2015 and 2016, according to a study from the American Dental Association Science & Research Institute. Published online in May by the Journal of Public Health

May 25, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Infection Rates of Dentists Remain Lower Than Other Health Professionals

by ADA

More than a year after COVID-19 appeared in the U.S., dentists continue to have a lower infection rate than other front-line health professionals, such as nurses and physicians, according to a study published online ahead of the June print issue

May 20, 2021 News DentistryNews

ADA Providing Guidance on Updated Mask Recommendations From CDC

by ADA

The ADA has issued guidance to help dentists answer questions about new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding mask use for fully vaccinated people. “The recently revised recommendations from the CDC have prompted so many questions from member dentists about

May 18, 2021 News DentistryNews

American Business Awards Recognizes ADA for its COVID-19 Response

by ADA

The ADA announced April 28 it received a Silver Stevie Award in the 19th Annual American Business Awards, the nation’s premiere business awards program which recognized the Association’s response to COVID-19. The ADA was honored in the category of Most

April 19, 2021 News DentistryNews

Former ADA Speaker Remembered for ‘Commitment He Made for Many Years to the Profession of Dentistry’

by ADA

J. Thomas Soliday, D.D.S., former ADA speaker of the House of Delegates and former president of the Maryland State Dental Association, died April 12. An oral surgeon from Gaithersburg, Maryland, Dr. Soliday was elected in 2002 as ADA speaker and

March 9, 2021 News NewsOral Health

ADA, Others Urge FDA to Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Other Nontobacco-Flavored Tobacco Products

by ADA

The ADA, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and dozens of likeminded stakeholders are urging the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit menthol cigarettes and other nontobacco-flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and cigars. “The public health and medical community have long been

February 2, 2021 News News

State Dental Associations See Wins, Challenges as They Advocate for Dental Teams to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

by ADA News

With demand for the COVID-19 vaccine high and much of the U.S. experiencing a confusing rollout, state dental associations are advocating for dental teams in their states to be prioritized to receive the vaccine. “The American Dental Association has deployed

January 14, 2021 News Oral Health

New Dentists Share Advice, Lessons Learned From 2020

by ADA

During the the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference in October 2020, new dentists were asked to share some of the challenges they have overcome during the last year and offer advice for some of their new dentist colleagues. More than

January 6, 2021 News NewsOral Health

ACE Panel Report Finds Dentists Favor Strength of Zirconia But Struggle with Restoration Removal

by ADA News

Dentists recognize the favorable fracture resistance and flexural strength properties of zirconia, but restoration removal and shade matching are a struggle for many, according to an ADA Clinical Evaluators Panel report published in the January issue of The Journal of the American

December 22, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Innovations: New Community Water Fluoridation System is ‘Game-Changer,’ Advocates Say

by ADA

Editor’s note: The “Innovations” series highlights and features leaps forward in science-based technology that can provide benefits to dentists, their patients and the public. A new community water fluoridation system that is the first advancement in water fluoridation technology in

November 17, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Alliance For a Cavity Free Future Now Receiving Applications for 2020-21 Grants

by ADA News

The Canada-U.S. chapter of the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future is now accepting applications for grants to help fund interprofessional projects that positively impact the oral health of pregnant women and children under 6. The annual grant program, backed by the

October 19, 2020 News NewsOral Health

SmileCon 2021 to Give Dentists Reason to Smile

by ADA

ADA introduces reimagined annual meeting during ADA FDC 2020 opening session The American Dental Association invites dentists to meet, play, learn and smile during SmileCon, its reimagined annual meeting scheduled for Oct. 10-13, 2021, at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

August 12, 2020 News NewsOral Health

American Dental Association Responds to World Health Organization Recommendation: Dentistry is Essential Health Care

by ADA

The American Dental Association (ADA) respectfully yet strongly disagrees with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation to delay “routine” dental care in certain situations due to COVID-19. “Oral health is integral to overall health. Dentistry is essential health care,” states ADA

June 10, 2020 News DentistryNews

ADA Receives Masks From National Stockpile

by ADA News

The ADA has received 350,000 3M-made KN95 masks from the national stockpile that the Association is distributing to dentists working in states where personal protective equipment is in low supply. To secure the masks, ADA staff met with officials from

June 2, 2020 News DentistryNews

CDC Guidance for Dental Settings Echoes ADA Guidance

by ADA

The American Dental Association (ADA) welcomes the release of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s recently updated Guidance for Dental Settings, noting it is very similar to science-based guidance issued a month ago by the ADA. Both

May 29, 2020 News News

Nebraska Pediatric Dentist Shares Experiences of Reopening Practice After Pandemic Spurred Closure

by ADA News

Pediatric dentist Dr. Jessica Meeske and her family were on their way to a basketball tournament when she found out about her state’s stay-at-home order that would force her to close her thriving practice on March 17. “My daughter was

May 27, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Products Marketed to Sanitize, Reduce Dental Aerosols May Lack Research to Support Efficacy

by ADA News

Dentists returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic may be thinking about purchasing items to help sanitize or reduce dental aerosols, but many products currently lack research demonstrating they are effective. For instance, information is limited on how best to

May 27, 2020 News DentistryNews

US Dentists Want Coronavirus Testing Kits Before Reopening

by The Hill

Dentists are calling on the Trump administration to provide them with coronavirus tests before reopening, arguing that conditions in dental offices make patients and staff more susceptible to exposure. The American Dental Association (ADA), which has more than 163,000 members,

April 23, 2020 News News

ADA, Recovery Task Force Seek to Address PPE Shortages

by ADA

Association staff and members of the ADA Advisory Task Force on Dental Practice Recovery are aware and working diligently in addressing members’ concerns over the limited availability of certain personal protective equipment items. As dentists and their staff begin plans

April 22, 2020 News News

ADA Offers Interim Guidance as Some American States Consider Reopening

by ADA

“To aid dentists who may be reopening their practices when state mandates are lifted,” the ADA issued an updated statement and interim guidance April 18 on the personal protective equipment recommended in order to practice during this pandemic and minimize the risk of virus