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September 13, 2019 News News

ADA President: ‘Dentists Helping Dentists — This Is What The ADA Is All About’

by ADA

Standing before the House of Delegates, new ADA President Chad P. Gehani said he considers it his “responsibility to ensure that the ADA remains the guardian of your life commitment to the profession — and I am not just talking

September 9, 2019 News News

Henry Schein’s Steven W. Kess Receives Honorary Membership From The American Dental Association

by Henry Schein

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today that Steven W. Kess, Vice President of Global Professional Relations at Henry Schein, has been named an American Dental Association (ADA) honorary member for his dedication to improving oral health and access to

July 25, 2019 News DentistryGeneral PracticeNews

Amalgam Recycling Expert To Speak At ADA FDI World Dental Congress

by American Dental Association

Those with questions about the July 14, 2020, amalgam recycling rule deadline can get answers from a representative from HealthFirst at the at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in the Practice Institute area. Bryan Foss, product manager for the

July 16, 2019 News NewsOral Health

ADA Contacts Federal Agencies About Plastic Teeth Aligners

by American Dental Association

The American Dental Association (ADA) sent a complaint letter to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection raising concerns over aspects of SmileDirect Club, L.L.C.’s (SDC) marketing and direct-to-consumer sales of plastic teeth aligners. The letter was sent

June 16, 2019 News News

ADA Supports Legislation Calling for Raising Legal Age to 21 to Purchase Tobacco

by Jennifer Garvin, ADA News

The ADA May 23 announced its support for a new bill that would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. In a letter to Sen. Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Tim Kaine, the ADA

March 11, 2019 News News

ADA, AAP Mourn the Loss of Robert J. Genco, DDS, PhD

by American Dental Association

Robert J. Genco, DDS, PhD, a pioneer in periodontal research and a leader in the broad recognition of the perio-systemic link, died on March 6, 2019, at the age of 80. Dr. Genco earned his dental degree from The State

January 21, 2019 News News

ADA Statement on Study Involving Dental Floss

by American Dental Association

Recent, wide-spread news coverage based upon a recent research study may raise unwarranted concern about the safety of certain types of dental floss. The ADA Science Institute finds the data insufficient to support the conclusions presented in this research and

October 25, 2018 News News

ADA Adopts Further Policy Discouraging Direct-to-Consumer Dental Services

by American Dental Association

A new policy from the American Dental Association (ADA) “strongly discourages the practice of direct to the consumer (DTC) dental laboratory services because of the potential for irreversible harm to patients.” The new policy expands upon a 2017 ADA policy

October 2, 2018 News News

ADA, ADEA and ASDA Release Report Supporting Modernization of Dental Licensure Process

by American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA), American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and American Student Dental Association (ASDA) released a groundbreaking task force report today supporting the modernization of the dental licensure process. The report is the culmination of over two years

August 2, 2018 News News

ADA Foundation Aims to Improve Oral Health Care for People with Special Needs

by ADA Foundation

This August, the ADA Foundation is rallying the dental community to raise at least $125,000 to improve access to oral health care for people with special needs. Funds raised during the ADA Foundation Challenge will be matched dollar for dollar

April 11, 2018 News News

ADA Awards 2018 Dental Student Scholarships

by American Dental Association

The ADA Foundation today named the seven dental students who will receive its 2018 Dental Student Scholarships. Each scholarship is valued at $20,000. The ADA Foundation Dental Student Scholarship Program is designed to recognize dental students who are strong academically

March 26, 2018 News News

New Policy in Effect for Opioid Control in Dentistry

by American Dental Association

The American Dental Association (ADA) today announced a new policy on opioids supporting mandates on prescription limits and continuing education in what could be the first of its kind among major healthcare professional organizations. The policy states: The ADA supports

March 8, 2018 News News

ADA Meeting to Hold Special Focus on Women

by ADA News

March is National Women’s History Month, which makes it a good time to announce that October’s ADA annual meeting will also include a special focus on women. “This is the year of the woman,” said past president of the American

March 6, 2018 News DentistryNews

American Dental Association Celebrates New Dentists with 10 Under 10 Award

by American Dental Association

The American Dental Association (ADA) today announced the recipients of its inaugural 10 Under 10 awards, which recognize 10 new dentists who demonstrate excellence in their work, community and inspiring others. The ADA New Dentist Committee selected dentists making an

February 13, 2018 News Oral Health

ADA Offers 6 Ways to Stay Kissable for Valentine’s Day

by American Dental Association

From the “Kiss Me” messages on tiny candy hearts to romantic songs on the radio, a kiss is probably on your list this Valentine’s Day. Before cozying up to your loved one this year, make sure your mouth is in

January 30, 2018 News Oral Health

The American Dental Association Announces Promotion of Robert Quashie to Vice President, Business Operations & Strategy

by American Dental Association

The American Dental Association (ADA) announced today that Robert Quashie has been promoted to the position of vice president, business operations & strategy. Quashie will provide strategic guidance and operational support to multiple ADA divisions, operating teams and project teams

January 26, 2018 News Oral Health

ADA Foundation Names Give Kids A Smile® Continuity of Care Grant Recipients

by American Dental Association

Funds to help three GKAS programs establish dental homes for kids in need. The ADA Foundation has named three organizations as recipients of its 2018 Give Kids A Smile Continuity of Care Grants, with the goal of helping these established

January 11, 2018 News AnnouncementNews

2018 ADA Humanitarian Award Recipient: Dr. Thomas Bobby Davis

by American Dental Association

In recognition of 40 years of volunteer service in Latin America and his community in Texas, the American Dental Association (ADA) has selected Thomas Bobby Davis, D.M.D., as the 2018 ADA Humanitarian Award recipient. Dr. Davis, known to patients and

October 30, 2017 News Oral Health

Statistics Show Dental Anxiety and Bad Teeth Seriously Impacts Careers

by MarketsInsider

Landing a career can be tough enough today. But a high percentage of job-searching millennials are doing their best to keep their mouths closed while being interviewed—a bad thing to do while trying to form a highly positive impression on

October 24, 2017 News Oral Health

Florida Dentist Elected ADA’s Second Vice President

by American Dental Association

Richard A. Huot, D.D.S., a general dentist and practice management consultant in Vero Beach, Florida, was elected second vice president of the American Dental Association (ADA) during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in Atlanta. The ADA Board