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Report finds COVID-19 Rate Among Dentists is Less than One Percent
American Dental Association (ADA)

Although assumed to be at high risk for COVID-19, fewer than one percent of dentists nationwide were found to be COVID-19 positive, according to a first-of-its-kind report in the U.S. based on data collected in June 2020.

Released: 4-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
ADA Health Policy Institute Finds Uptick in Dental Spending
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute (HPI) released its second annual Dental Industry Report today. The report found some signs of recovery in U.S. dental spending, which reached a historic high in 2018 of $136 billion, or 3.7 percent of total health spending in the U.S.

22-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Antibiotics not necessary for most toothaches, according to new ADA guideline
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA) announced today a new guideline indicating that in most cases, antibiotics are not recommended for toothaches. This guidance, published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association

Released: 12-Sep-2011 11:55 AM EDT
Scientific Panel Issues Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations
American Dental Association (ADA)

A multi-disciplinary expert panel, convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs, issued a report this month containing clinical recommendations that sugar-free chewing gum, lozenges and hard candy including xylitol or polyol combinations, and a prescription varnish with chlorhexidine and thymol could be beneficial in preventing cavities when used as adjuncts to a comprehensive cavity prevention program which includes the use of fluoride-containing products.

Released: 17-Aug-2011 3:40 PM EDT
ADA Statement Calls for Repairing the Tattered Dental Safety Net
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association today released the second in a series of papers that examine the challenges and solutions to bringing good oral health to millions of Americans, including the growing population whose only possible source of dental care is the so-called oral health safety net.

Released: 11-Aug-2011 10:50 AM EDT
Dentists, Pharmacists Raise Awareness of Medication-Induced Dry Mouth
American Dental Association (ADA)

Leading dental and pharmacy organizations are teaming up to promote oral health and raise public awareness of dry mouth, a side effect commonly caused by taking prescription and over-the-counter medications. In its most severe form, dry mouth can lead to extensive tooth decay, mouth sores and oral infections, particularly among the elderly.

Released: 1-Jul-2011 1:20 PM EDT
American Dental Association Offers New Dental Billing Code Check App
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association is making it easier and faster for dentists to find dental billing codes by introducing the new CDT Code Check app for the iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android-powered mobile devices (phones and tablets).

Released: 1-Jul-2011 1:00 PM EDT
ADA Hosts 2011 Conference on Dentist Health and Wellness, Aug. 18-19, Chicago
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association is hosting the 2011 Conference on Dentist Health and Wellness, Aug. 18-19, Chicago.

Released: 20-May-2011 10:35 AM EDT
Compare Dental Product Features on New ADA Seal of Acceptance Web Area
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA) launched its new ADA Seal of Acceptance Web area this week.

Released: 10-Mar-2011 8:00 AM EST
Children Receive Free Dental Health Kits at NASCAR Event
American Dental Association (ADA)

Young NASCAR fans at the March 12 SpeedFest will learn how to improve their oral health and score free oral health kits. On October 15, volunteer dentists will give underserved children free dental evaluations, fluoride treatments and dental sealants at the Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Kid Zone.

Released: 17-Nov-2010 11:00 AM EST
Statement by ADA President Raymond Gist, DDS, on WK Kellogg Foundation Dental Health Aide Therapist Program
American Dental Association (ADA)

“The ADA welcomes the Kellogg Foundation to the fight to improve the oral health of the millions who suffer from its lack. Unfortunately, the foundation’s recent efforts to address this complex issue focus exclusively on expanding a single provider model, the controversial Alaska Dental Health Aide Therapist.

Released: 4-Nov-2010 4:15 PM EDT
First Group of Community Dental Health Coordinators Complete ADA Pilot Program
American Dental Association (ADA)

The University of Oklahoma recently celebrated the completion of coursework by the first group of students in a pilot program created by the American Dental Association (ADA) to improve oral health in underserved communities.

Released: 29-Oct-2010 3:00 PM EDT
American Dental Association Apology Reinforces Commitment to Diversity
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA) acknowledged today that it deeply regrets not taking a stronger stand against discriminatory membership practices during the pre-civil rights era.

Released: 25-Oct-2010 5:00 PM EDT
Substantial Consumption of Fluoride Increases Chance of Mild Fluorosis Researchers Continue to Recommend Benefits of Fluoride to Prevent Tooth Decay
American Dental Association (ADA)

Young children who consume substantial amounts of fluoride through infant formula and other beverages mixed with fluoridated water or by swallowing fluoride toothpaste have an increased chance of developing mild enamel fluorosis, according to research published in the October issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association and supported by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Children can continue using fluoridated water and fluoride toothpaste because fluoride has been proven to prevent tooth decay, and mild fluorosis does not negatively affect dental health or quality of life.

Released: 13-Oct-2010 11:35 AM EDT
Michigan Dentist Becomes Dental Association President
American Dental Association (ADA)

Raymond F. Gist, D.D.S., a Flint, Mich., general dentist is the 2010-2011 president of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Gist’s induction took place during the ADA’s 151st Annual Session in Orlando, Fla.

Released: 13-Oct-2010 11:30 AM EDT
New York Dentist Chosen President-Elect of the American Dental Association
American Dental Association (ADA)

William R. Calnon, D.D.S., who practices general dentistry in Rochester, New York, was elected today as president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Calnon’s election took place during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in Orlando, Fla.

Released: 21-Sep-2010 2:00 PM EDT
ADA Conference to Seek Oral Health Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA) is extending invitations to those concerned about the oral health of vulnerable older adults and people with disabilities to attend a national conference and help shape the future of oral health care for this underserved and growing population.

Released: 27-May-2010 2:45 PM EDT
Mouthguard Important Piece of Athletic Gear Injury Risk Nearly Two Times Greater without Mouth Protection
American Dental Association (ADA)

If you participate in organized sports or recreational activities, there’s always the risk of injury to the mouth, says the American Dental Association (ADA).

Released: 26-May-2010 12:50 PM EDT
Some Bisphosphonates Patients Unfamiliar with Drug’s Possible Side Effects on Oral Health
American Dental Association (ADA)

People undergoing bisphosphonate therapy to prevent or treat osteoporosis (a thinning of the bones) may be unfamiliar with the drug and possible adverse side effects on oral health, according to a study in the May issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). CHICAGO, May 26, 2010 – People undergoing bisphosphonate therapy to prevent or treat osteoporosis (a thinning of the bones) may be unfamiliar with the drug and possible adverse side effects on oral health, according to a study in the May issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

Released: 23-Feb-2010 11:00 AM EST
The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children
American Dental Association (ADA)

Comments by ADA President Dr. Ron Tankersley on the Pew Center on the States’ report.

Released: 3-Feb-2010 10:30 AM EST
Eighth Annual ‘Give Kids A Smile’ Day Provides Free Dental Care To Children
American Dental Association (ADA)

With an economy that might cause some parents to postpone regular dental visits for their children and tooth decay being the most prevalent chronic disease in America’s children, the American Dental Association (ADA) is mobilizing dental professionals for the eighth consecutive year in a national campaign to extend necessary care to children and adolescents from low-income families.

Released: 1-Feb-2010 3:00 PM EST
Oral Health Tips Offered by The American Dental Association
American Dental Association (ADA)

February is National Children's Dental Health Month and many people are unaware of the important role early dental care plays in children's overall health. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that parents take action early to insure the health of their children's teeth because attitudes and habits established at an early age are critical in maintaining good oral health throughout life.

Released: 5-Nov-2009 12:15 PM EST
Study Suggests Dentists Can Identify Patients at Risk for Fatal Cardiovascular Event
American Dental Association (ADA)

A new study indicates dentists can play a potentially life-saving role in health care by identifying patients at risk of fatal heart attacks and referring them to physicians for further evaluation.

Released: 6-Oct-2009 8:00 PM EDT
Virginia Dentist Assumes Presidency of the American Dental Association
American Dental Association (ADA)

Ronald L. Tankersley, D.D.S., who practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Newport News, Williamsburg and Hampton, Va., was installed as president of the American Dental Association (ADA) and will lead the 157,000-member organization’s efforts to protect and improve the public’s oral health and promote advances in dentistry.

Released: 6-Oct-2009 8:00 PM EDT
Michigan Dentist Chosen President-Elect of the American Dental Association
American Dental Association (ADA)

Raymond F. Gist, D.D.S., who practices general dentistry in Flint, Mich., was inducted today as president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA) during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in Honolulu. Dr. Gist will assume the ADA presidency in October 2010 and will lead the more than 157,000-member organization, America’s leading advocate for oral health. Dr. Gist will be the ADA’s first African-American president.

Released: 28-Sep-2009 3:45 PM EDT
American Dental Association Launches Podcast Program for Public
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA) is launching “Straight from the Mouth,” a new video podcast series for the public, to provide oral health information in amusing three to five-minute Webisodes.

Released: 26-Aug-2009 12:40 PM EDT
Dr. Harold C. Slavkin to Receive American Dental 2009 Gold Medal Award
American Dental Association (ADA)

Noted educator and researcher, Harold C. Slavkin, D.D.S., is the 2009 recipient of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Dental Research.

Released: 28-Jul-2009 4:30 PM EDT
American Dental Association Statement: FDA Action on Dental Amalgam
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA) agrees with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision not to place any restriction on the use of dental amalgam, a commonly used cavity-filling material.

Released: 13-May-2009 3:00 PM EDT
ADA Foundation Hosts Second Give Kids A Smile Awards
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association Foundation held its second annual Give Kids A Smile Awards Gala at the Library of Congress yesterday in Washington, DC.

Released: 28-Mar-2009 1:30 PM EDT
ADA President Urges Congress to Shore Up IHS Dental Care
American Dental Association (ADA)

American Dental Association (ADA) President John S. Findley, D.D.S., told the U.S. House Committee on interior appropriations charged with funding the Indian Health Service (IHS) that the IHS dental workforce, already understaffed, faces a significant number of retirements by the most experienced dentists. He pointed out that this occurs at a time when "childhood caries and periodontal disease among diabetics are rampant."

Released: 27-Mar-2009 11:30 AM EDT
ADA Convenes Major Summit on Improving Access to Dental Care
American Dental Association (ADA)

Nearly 150 stakeholders from non-profit groups, government agencies and private industry met March 23-25 at a summit on access to dental care convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) to create a common vision toward improving the oral health of underserved populations.

Released: 16-Mar-2009 4:10 PM EDT
ADA Launches Community Dental Health Coordinator Program to Provide Dental Care in Underserved Areas
American Dental Association (ADA)

Coursework begins today as the American Dental Association (ADA) launches a pilot program in several states to deliver needed dental care to underserved people in urban, rural and Native American communities. The program, developed by the ADA over the past several years, creates a new dental health team member, the Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC).

Released: 10-Mar-2009 12:45 PM EDT
American Dental Association Launches Evidence-Based Dentistry Web Site
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA) announces the launching of EBD.ada.org, the Web site dedicated to evidenced-based dentistry (EBD). EBD.ada.org allows easy and quick access to a database of systematic reviews of oral health clinical information from one centralized location.

Released: 16-Feb-2009 8:30 PM EST
American Dental Association Lauds Legislators for Introducing "Meth Mouth" Bill
American Dental Association (ADA)

Dr. John S. Findley, president of the American Dental Association (ADA), applauded Capitol Hill legislators today for introducing a federal bill aimed at understanding and treating "meth mouth""”a condition where teeth can become blackened, stained, rotting and crumbling from methamphetamine use.

Released: 10-Feb-2009 11:00 AM EST
Survey Finds Smile Is "Most Attractive" Physical Feature
American Dental Association (ADA)

Survey Finds Smile Is "Most Attractive" Physical Feature Men, Women Differ in Oral Health Care Habits CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2009"”Valentine's Day is around the corner, and what do people find most attractive in others? The smile. A national survey from the American Dental Association and Crest® and Oral B® finds that the smile outranked eyes, hair and the body as the most attractive physical feature.

Released: 2-Feb-2009 1:30 PM EST
'Give Kids a Smile' Events Provide Dental Care to Children from Low-Income Families
American Dental Association (ADA)

With dental disease among pre-schoolers on the rise, the American Dental Association (ADA) is mobilizing dental professionals in a national campaign on Feb. 6 to extend necessary care to children and adolescents from low-income families.

Released: 27-Jan-2009 11:20 AM EST
2008 National League MVP Albert Pujols Teams with ADA's Give Kids A Smile
American Dental Association (ADA)

2008 National League MVP Albert Pujols Teams with ADA's Give Kids A Smile Stars in public service announcements to improve dental access for underserved children.

Newswise: Texas Dentist Assumes Presidency of the American Dental Association
Released: 22-Oct-2008 12:30 PM EDT
Texas Dentist Assumes Presidency of the American Dental Association
American Dental Association (ADA)

John S. Findley, D.D.S., who practices general dentistry in Plano, Texas, was installed as president of the American Dental Association (ADA) and will lead the 156,000-member organization's efforts to protect and improve the public's oral health and promote advances in dentistry.

Released: 23-Sep-2008 12:30 PM EDT
ADA Asks Congress to Strengthen Medicaid Oral Health Programs Reimbursement Rates
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA) called on Congress and other stakeholders to work together to get more dentists to participate in Medicaid and help the program provide necessary dental care to vulnerable low-income children.

Released: 10-Sep-2008 10:25 AM EDT
ADA, FDI World Dental Org. Announce First "World Oral Health Day" to Increase Awareness of Oral Health, Impact of Oral Diseases
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA) and the FDI World Dental Federation, the worldwide voice of the dental profession, are pleased to announce the first "World Oral Health Day" to be celebrated on Friday, September 12. The purpose of this day is to increase awareness for oral health, as well as the impact of oral diseases on general health and well-being.

Released: 10-Jul-2008 1:20 PM EDT
ADA Statement on CDC Announcement that 70 Percent of the US Population Now Receives Optimally Fluoridated Water
American Dental Association (ADA)

We welcome this very encouraging news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the increase in the number of Americans receiving optimally fluoridated water.

Released: 10-Jun-2008 11:00 AM EDT
Essential Dental Treatment Safe for Pregnant Women
American Dental Association (ADA)

Pregnant women can safely undergo essential dental treatment and receive topical and local anesthetics at 13 to 21 weeks gestation, says a study published in the June issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Released: 5-Jun-2008 5:00 PM EDT
ADA Comments on FDA's Settlement of Dental Amalgam Lawsuit
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA) believes the recent settlement between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the group Moms Against Mercury simply sets a definite deadline (July 28, 2009) for the FDA to complete what it began in 2002"”a reclassification process for dental amalgam, a commonly used cavity filling material. As far as the ADA is aware, the FDA has in no way changed its approach to, or position on, dental amalgam.

Released: 15-May-2008 10:35 AM EDT
Treating Osteoporosis Calls for Physician, Dentist Collaboration
American Dental Association (ADA)

Physicians and dentists should collaborate to improve early detection and treatment of patients who have or may develop osteoporosis, say researchers in the cover story of the May issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Released: 1-May-2008 6:00 AM EDT
American Dental Association Stresses Good Oral Health During Pregnancy
American Dental Association (ADA)

With Mother's Day around the corner, the American Dental Association (ADA) wants to remind mothers-to-be that maintaining good oral health is an important part of overall health, especially during pregnancy.

Released: 14-Feb-2008 4:00 PM EST
ADA Calls for Stakeholders to Work Together to Help Medicaid Provide Dental Care to Underserved Populations
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA) called on all concerned public agencies and private parties to work together to help Medicaid fulfill its mission to provide dental care to vulnerable populations, particularly low-income children.

Released: 4-Feb-2008 1:10 PM EST
A Reminder to Parents: Early Dental Visits Essential to Children's Health
American Dental Association (ADA)

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. It's sponsored each year by the American Dental Association (ADA) to raise awareness among families and policymakers about the critical importance to children of good practices of oral health.

Released: 28-Jan-2008 1:20 PM EST
Open Wide! Nation's Dentists Address Access with Free Care for Kids
American Dental Association (ADA)

February is National Children's Dental Health Month and on Feb. 1, more than 51,000 dental professionals will provide free dental services to more than 500,000 children from low-income families, at more than 2,000 sites nationwide. It's all part of the American Dental Association's (ADA) sixth annual Give Kids A Smile program.

Released: 25-Jan-2008 10:50 AM EST
Amalgam Fillings Don't Affect Children's Brain Development
American Dental Association (ADA)

Dental amalgam tooth fillings do not adversely affect children's brain development and neurological status, researchers report in the February issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Released: 24-Jan-2008 4:00 PM EST
American Dental Association Honored for Older Adults Oral Health Program
American Dental Association (ADA)

The Associations Advance America Awards program has named the American Dental Association (ADA) to its 2008 Honor Roll, a national awards competition for innovative projects sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives & The Center for Association Leadership, Washington, D.C.


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