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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

April 16, 2020 News News

ADA President Appoints Task Force for Dental Practice Recovery After COVID-19 Pandemic

by ADA News

American Dental Association President Chad P. Gehani has assembled an advisory task force to oversee the ADA’s development of tools for dentists as they bounce back from the effects of practice restrictions and closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The

March 6, 2020 News News

ADA Accelerator Series Seeks to Speed Up Dentists’ Success

by ADA News

The Association is launching in March a new online, on-demand program specifically designed to provide information — from parental leave to financial support — that is tailored to the early-career dentist’s unique work-life balance needs. Aptly called the ADA Accelerator

February 5, 2020 News News

Henry Schein to Open Nasdaq in Celebration of 18th Annual Give Kids A Smile® Program

by Marley

CEO Stanley M. Bergman to Ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell With ADA President Dr. Chad Gehani Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced that it will ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell tomorrow in celebration of Give Kids A Smile

January 28, 2020 News News

The American Dental Association Announces Promotion of Robert Quashie to Senior Vice President, Operations

by American Dental Association

The American Dental Association (ADA) announced today that Robert Quashie has been promoted to senior vice president of operations. In his new role, Quashie will manage the team that’s responsible for advancing the growth, sustainability and capacity of the ADA’s

December 5, 2019 News News

ADA Council Tasked With Fostering Prioritization of Safety in Dentistry

by ADA News

Dr. Jessica Meeske, a pediatric dentist in Nebraska, believes that the dental community may have fallen behind the medical community in addressing the issue of safety for providers, their dental staff and, importantly, patients. The private-practice owner has said she

November 26, 2019 News News

ADA Scrutinizes Proposed Fluoride Hazard Rating

by ADA News

The ADA affirmed its support of the safety of community water fluoridation by sending comments Nov. 19 to National Toxicology Program officials about the draft monograph from the federal agency that postulates that fluoride is “presumed to be a cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard

November 12, 2019 News NewsOral Health

AAE Applauds New ADA Guidelines For Antibiotics

by American Association of Endodontics

The American Association of Endodontists (AAE), a global membership organization of specialized dentists who provide root canal treatment, applauds the American Dental Association for updating its guidelines on using antibiotics to treat tooth pain. ‘The AAE is a worldwide leader

November 5, 2019 News News

ADA’s Tiny Smiles Program Unveils New Physician Resources

by AAFP

The American Dental Association has released a collection of new tools and resources promoting the importance of oral health in infants and young children as part of its Tiny Smiles dental program. Family physicians are invited to use these resources

November 1, 2019 News News

Use FDA MedWatch To Report Poor Clinical Outcomes From DIY Plastic Teeth Aligners

by ADA News

The ADA reminds dentists of the Food and Drug Administration’s MedWatch voluntary reporting form to report poor clinical outcomes associated with the use of medical devices, including direct-to-consumer plastic teeth aligners offered by several companies. This resource provides important data to the

October 24, 2019 News News

Coalition Focused On Dental Licensure Reform Holds Inaugural Meeting

by ADA News

The Coalition for Modernizing Dental Licensure held its inaugural meeting Oct. 11 at the ADA Headquarters, laying out the framework for its effort in calling for the modernization of the dental licensure process. The coalition, which includes over 35 organizations

October 22, 2019 News News

American Dental Association Statement On Vaping

by American Dental Association

In light of recent reports of vaping-related injuries and deaths, the American Dental Association (ADA) wishes to express its opposition to any use of oral tobacco, including vaping nicotine from e-cigarettes, and urges people using any type of tobacco product

October 21, 2019 News News

New State Law Provides Telehealth Patient Protections

by ADA

The American Dental Association (ADA) applauds a new law in California—the first of its kind in the nation—for adopting a number of specific patient-centered standards that dentists must meet when providing care via teledentistry.  These standards are part of meeting