ADA News

September 28, 2020
HPI poll: Dentists see increase in patients’ stress-related oral health conditions
A majority of participating dentists have seen a rise in stress-related oral health conditions in their patients since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data from the ADA Health Policy Institute's COVID-19 impact poll for the week of Sept. 21.
September 28, 2020
FQHC fosters dental-medical collaboration to boost HPV vaccination rates
A federally qualified health center in New Jersey integrated dental and medical teams to successfully increase the rate of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations in their younger patient population, according to a research article published in the peer-reviewed journal Oral Health & Dental Science.
September 26, 2020
Current data on COVID-19
Check this page regularly for the latest COVID-19 data available from the CDC, WHO and Johns Hopkins University.
September 25, 2020
Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni remembered for ‘purposeful life’
Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni, who led the University of the Pacific’s school of dentistry for 28 years as dean and was ADA president from 1988-89, died Sept. 23 at his home in Palo Alto, Calif from cancer. He was 95.
September 24, 2020
ADA reaffirms that dental amalgam is ‘durable, safe, effective’ restorative material
The ADA reaffirmed its position that dental amalgam is a “durable, safe and effective” restorative material in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Sept. 24 statement that existing evidence shows that dental amalgam is not harmful to the general population and treatment options should be made by the patient and dentist.
September 24, 2020
ADA executive director to moderate virtual panel on oral health care access
ADA Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Loughlin will serve as moderator of a panel on achieving safe access to oral health care and overall health through innovation and technology during a Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and PICC Foundation virtual program.
September 24, 2020
Lady A to headline ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference
Country music group Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum, will perform Oct. 15 and kick off the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference.
September 24, 2020
October JADA looks at reducing radiation exposure during intraoral imaging
A study published in the October issue of JADA found the use of rectangular collimators during intraoral imaging significantly reduced levels of exposure to ionizing radiation in tissue models representing child and adult patients when compared with circular collimators.
September 23, 2020
OSHA cites Massachusetts dental practice for respiratory protection violations
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Georgetown Dental LLC in Georgetown, Massachusetts, for violating respiratory protection and other standards, according to an OSHA news release.
September 23, 2020
Health Resources and Services Administration urged to improve methods for determining shortage areas
The ADA is asking the Health Resources and Services Administration to update and improve its methodology for determining health professional shortage areas in response to the agency’s request for information regarding scoring criteria.
September 23, 2020
HVO volunteers turn to Zoom to teach internationally during COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped volunteers with Health Volunteers Overseas from connecting with students and faculty at the dental school at Dhulikhel Hospital in Nepal.
September 23, 2020
Trio are recipients of ADA Foundation awards for leadership, research
A researcher studying craniofacial muscle stem cells, a Romanian-born adoptee and the founder of a dental school’s LGBTQ+ student organization are the recipients of dental awards bestowed by the ADA Foundation in August.
September 22, 2020
HHS announces Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released guidance Sept. 19 outlining reporting requirements for health care providers who received funding from the Provider Relief Fund.
September 22, 2020
Bayer delivers pain management resource to ADA News readers
Bayer developed and sponsored a laminated pain-management teaching tool that incorporates ADA’s recommendation of considering nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as first-line therapy for the management of acute pain.
September 22, 2020
Oct. 1 webinar to help dentists combat opioid epidemic
The ADA will stream a free webinar in October to inform dentists about fighting the opioid epidemic and advise how they can effectively manage their patients’ pain.
Last Updated: 03/21/2012 07:08:46 PM