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November 4, 2022 News News

Half of Dentists Say Patients Are High at Dental Appointments

by ADA

As personal and medical marijuana use increases nationwide, the American Dental Association (ADA) suggests patients refrain from using marijuana before dental visits after a new survey finds more than half of dentists (52%) reported patients arriving for appointments high on

June 21, 2022 News DentistryNews

Dental Community Responds to Refugee Crisis in Eastern Europe

by ADA

After learning of dire needs in Ukraine, the ADA and ADA Foundation are lending support by publicizing humanitarian efforts of the dental community across the U.S. and stepping in with contributions to the Ukraine Dental Association. Letters sent by ADA

April 5, 2022 News CancerNewsOral Health

Pandemic-Driven Behaviors Could Increase Risk of Oral Cancer

by ADA

Two years into the pandemic, regular dental visits are more important than ever. In fact, they could save lives. New studies published in The Journal of the American Dental Association underscore the importance of regular dental visits in the prevention

October 18, 2021 News DentistryNews

Baltimore-Area Dentist Selected as President-Elect of the American Dental Association

by ADA

Dr. George R. Shepley, D.D.S., will assume presidency in 2022 Dr. George R. Shepley, a general dentist in Baltimore, Md., is the president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Shepley was recently elected at the ADA House of Delegates

October 18, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dr. Cesar Sabates Installed as ADA President

by ADA

Dr. Cesar Sabates of Coral Gables, Fla., is the newly installed 158th American Dental Association (ADA) president. He is the first Cuban-American dentist to hold the position. Previous to his new role as president, Dr. Sabates served as the 17th

August 25, 2021 News DentistryNews

NIH Awards $2.3M Grant to ADA Science & Research Institute, in Collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, to Study Oral Mucosa

by American Dental Association

The American Dental Association Science & Research Institute (ADASRI), together with the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, will examine the mechanisms that maintain and disrupt the barrier function of oral tissues in the presence of periodontal disease, commonly

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