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December 12, 2018
ADA, stakeholders urge Congress to permanently repeal medical device tax
Washington — The ADA, along with more than 140 other organizations, is asking Congress to permanently repeal the medical device tax, although it appears the only move Congress is taking so far is a proposed 5-year moratorium.
December 12, 2018
Dental groups thank Congress for faculty loan repayment support
Washington — Five dental groups, led by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, are thanking two senators for their efforts in eliminating tax liability for tuition repayment programs.
December 11, 2018
DQA approves guidance for practice-based, pediatric measures for quality improvement
Performance reporting at the practice level should be transparent and clear, according to guidance approved by the Dental Quality Alliance at its November meeting at ADA Headquarters in Chicago. The guidance is based on the DQA's pediatric, practice-based measure testing project.
December 11, 2018
Today marks dental anesthesia milestone
Dec. 11 marks the 174th year a Hartford, Connecticut, dentist had one of his third molars extracted to test the analgesic properties of nitrous oxide.
December 11, 2018
Action for Dental Health Act is now law
The Action for Dental Health Act, legislation aimed at improving oral health and access to oral health care, is now law.
December 10, 2018
Bonding agents focus of ACE Panel Report
Dentists can get insight on bonding agents from an ADA Clinical Evaluators, or ACE, Panel Report released in December.
December 10, 2018
Federal Trade Commission unveils new resources on ransomware, phishing
The Federal Trade Commission announced Nov. 16 it has a webpage containing new resources to help small business owners protect themselves from ransomware and phishing.
December 10, 2018
Glidewell announces leadership program for women dentists
Glidewell Dental announced in December an initiative designed to elevate women dentists to new levels of leadership.
December 10, 2018
Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic aids low-income community members
Since 2009, students from the Indiana University School of Dentistry have run the Student Outreach Clinic that provides free care in eastern Indianapolis. The clinic is open two Saturdays a month for six hours. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis. Services offered include panoramic X-rays, composite resin restorations and extractions. Depending on the amount of grant funding provided, the clinic can also perform root canal procedures and dentures.
December 10, 2018
Just the Facts — December 10, 2018
Decline in patient visits
December 10, 2018
Snapshots of American Dentistry — December 10, 2018
Dentists "not busy enough"
December 10, 2018
'Today' show spotlights dentist's efforts to help hurricane victims
In between segments on current events, cooking and weather reports from Al Roker, the NBC "Today" show, on the day after Thanksgiving, featured something special during the 9 a.m. hour.
December 10, 2018
Whistleblower allegations prompt Washington State Dental Association to file complaint against chain
A pediatric dental chain is engaging in dangerous and deceptive practices, according to a complaint the Washington State Dental Association filed with the state health department in November.
December 7, 2018
Tobacco-related research abstract submissions accepted
Dental professionals who have research to share related to tobacco control are invited to submit their abstracts by Dec. 12 to organizers for the National Conference on Tobacco or Health.
December 6, 2018
Sharing smiles
Attending the 2018 Give Kids A Smile Community Leadership Development Institute reminded Claire Cho of the old saying about "a big fish in a small pond."
Last Updated: 03/21/2012 07:08:46 PM