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May 25, 2018
Get involved: Volunteers sought for dental standards projects
Any dental professional with an interest in dental standards and technical reports can participate in the standards development process.
May 25, 2018
YMCA of Greater Rochester, University of Rochester Medical Center expands community health program
The University of Rochester Medical Center announced May 15 it is collaborating with the YMCA of Greater Rochestor to help area residents receive greater access to the center's wellness programs including dental health screenings.
May 24, 2018
Dr. William Calnon recipient of 2018 Distinguished Service Award
The ADA Board of Trustees named Dr. William R. Calnon, of Spencerport, New York, a former landscape architecture student, as the 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient. He will accept the award at ADA 2018 – America's Dental Meeting in October in Honolulu.
May 24, 2018
FDA warns consumers against using benzocaine products
Silver Spring, Md. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety announcement May 23 warning consumers not to use teething products containing benzocaine in infants and children younger than 2 years.

May 24, 2018
Improving U.S. health literacy highlighted in report
Dental professionals interested in health literacy can read at no cost the proceedings of a 2017 workshop that reviewed community interventions that tackle low health literacy.
In May, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released “Community-Based Health Literacy Interventions: Proceedings of a Workshop.” The book, available to download online, features details from a July 2017 workshop of the academy’s Roundtable on Health Literacy.
May 24, 2018
NIH launches long-term research program, seeks input from general public
Bethesda, Md. — Enrollment began in May for a National Institutes of Health long-term research program that aims to be “the largest and most diverse longitudinal health research program ever developed.”
May 24, 2018
Students enjoy technology-enhanced learning
In November 2017, the ADA News launched Becoming a Dentist, a series of stories that follow three dental students at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry — Dan Yang, LaShonda Shepherd and Ben Horn — during their journey of becoming dentists. The first story, which introduced the students, ran in the Nov. 6 ADA News.
May 24, 2018
U.S. immigrants’ oral health status examined in June JADA
Noncitizen immigrants in the U.S. report having substantially poorer oral health than natives, according to research published in the June issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.
May 23, 2018
ADA asks Senate Judiciary committee to include dental profession's concerns in opioid legislation
As the Senate Judiciary Committee looks this week at legislation focused on ending the nation's opioid crisis, the ADA is urging lawmakers to include dental providers in the solution.
May 23, 2018
ADA wants federal agencies to provide best practices for managing acute pain
There's a difference between managing the pain that stems from a root canal and the pain that often accompanies long-term illness or disease.
May 23, 2018
Dental organizations, institutions thank Rep. Babin for student loan reform bill
Washington — Seventeen dental organizations and institutions on May 22 thanked Rep. Brian Babin for introducing a bill that would provide interest-free deferment on student loans for borrowers serving in a dental or medical internship or residency program.
May 23, 2018
Health organizations urge CMS not to change Medicaid Access Rule
The oral health community and Partnership for Medicaid are concerned about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed changes to the Medicaid Access Rule.
May 23, 2018
Trio receives honorary ADA memberships
The ADA Board of Trustees has named three people ADA honorary members, recognizing the men for their contributions to the advancement of the art and science of dentistry.
May 21, 2018
ADA commends Senate committee for prioritizing opioids
The ADA is applauding the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for prioritizing opioids legislation.
May 21, 2018
ADA launches pilot programs to provide bridge to practice ownership
In an effort to help new and established dentists during their most important transitions — such as finding associates or buying/selling a practice, the ADA Board of Trustees in April approved a pilot initiative to foster relationships between new dentists and current practice owners and provide a bridge to practice ownership.
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