ADA News

August 3, 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.
August 1, 2020
HHS extends Provider Relief Fund deadline
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced it is extending the deadline to Aug. 28 for all dentists to apply for funding through the Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal.
July 31, 2020
DEA warns of scammers posing as employees threatening punishment for alleged drug violations
The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning registered practitioners and members of the public about telephone calls from scammers posing as DEA employees to defraud and extort victims.
July 31, 2020
ADA weighs in on HEALS Act
As Congress works on the next COVID-19 legislative package, the American Dental Association is urging lawmakers to continue providing relief to dental practices facing economic burdens in the wake of the pandemic.
July 31, 2020
Special ADA webinar covers patient sentiments on dental visits during COVID-19
The Association is airing a webinar on Aug. 5 for dentists to learn more about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on dental practices, which includes new research on consumer views about returning to the dentist.
July 31, 2020
ADPAC introduces 2020 Election Center website
With less than 100 days till the general election, the ADA Political Action Committee has unveiled the 2020 Election Center to help dentists and dental students get ready to vote.
July 29, 2020
ADA answers top questions about the Provider Relief Fund
The ADA has created an FAQ on popular Provider Relief Fund questions the Association has received ahead of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Aug. 3 deadline to apply for funding.
July 28, 2020
New ADA flowchart covers steps if staff, household member test positive for COVID-19
The American Dental Association has updated its Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit and released a new flowchart with guidance to follow if a staff member or someone in a staff member’s household tests positive for COVID-19.
July 28, 2020
Free webinar offers look at Bento as a dental plan alternative
The ADA will stream a free webinar on Aug. 4 for dentists to learn more about Bento, which the Association announced as its endorsed dental benefits administrator.
July 27, 2020
Maintaining mental health, wellness during COVID-19 pandemic
Dentistry is a high-stress career, and the added challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic underscore the need for dentists to maintain their mental health and well-being, said Dr. Jeffrey Berkley, chair of the Council on Dental Practice’s Health, Wellness & Aging subcommittee.
July 27, 2020
CDT 2021 guide, companion, app ready for pre-order
The CDT 2021 and Coding Companion Kit with the CDT 2021 App is expected to ship Sept. 8 from the ADA Catalog and delivers the latest additions and changes to the CDT Code — critical information for patient record keeping as well as being reimbursed quickly and avoiding rejected claims as dental offices are opening up again.
July 24, 2020
August JADA finds parents comfortable discussing HPV vaccine with dentists
Parents feel comfortable having discussions about human papillomavirus and its vaccine in the dental setting, according to a study published in the August issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.
July 23, 2020
HHS answers popular Provider Relief Fund questions
The American Dental Association emailed members July 23 to help clear up confusion for dentists applying to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal.
July 23, 2020
Ninth wave of HPI poll shows dental care rebound tapering off
The economic recovery of dental offices remained largely unchanged since two weeks ago, with 98% of dental offices open and patient volume at 71% of pre-COVID-19 levels, according to data from the ADA Health Policy Institute impact of COVID-19 poll for the week of July 13.
July 23, 2020
In virtual celebration, American College of Dentists commemorates a century of service
The virtual meeting and celebration, which replaces the in-person event scheduled Oct. 14-15 in Orlando, Florida, will include two full days of events. These include the Fellows Forum and a keynote address by Dr. Karl Haden, who will discuss the nine virtues of exceptional leaders based on his best-selling book of the same name. In addition, Dr. Gonzales will deliver Our First 100 Years — the Narrative History of the American College of Dentists.
Last Updated: 03/21/2012 07:08:46 PM