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ADA forensic dentistry standard created after 9/11 added to federal registry By Mary Beth Versaci
Two forensic dentistry guidelines developed by the American Dental Association Standards Committee on Dental Informatics have received a stamp of approval from the federal government, including one that was created in response to 9/11.
ADA Council on Scientific Affairs urges dentists to remind patients they can use FSA funds on products By Mary Beth Versaci
With the deadline approaching for most patients to use their 2019 Flexible Spending Account funds, the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs is advising dentists to remind their patients these funds can be used on dental products in addition to services.
Former ADA Speaker Bernard Snyder dies at 92 By Mary Beth Versaci
Former Speaker of the ADA House of Delegates Bernard Snyder died Sept. 16 at the age of 92.
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine adopts opioid-free prescribing guidelines By Mary Beth Versaci
The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is helping to combat the opioid crisis by becoming the first institution of its kind to establish a set of opioid-free pain management guidelines for a majority of outpatient procedures performed in its dental clinics, the school announced Nov. 6.
Fluoridation resource offered as free member benefit By David Burger
The ADA-published reference “Fluoridation Facts” is now available digitally at no cost for member dentists.
Health Volunteers Overseas seeking dental humanitarians By David Burger
Health Volunteers Overseas has funding opportunities for qualifying volunteers who want to serve internationally.
Delta Dental of Arizona employee falls victim to phishing
Delta Dental of Arizona discovered that one of its employees fell for a phishing scheme that may have led to certain personal information being misused.
Toothbar seeks to redefine the dental office visit By Kimber Solana
From the moment a patient walks through the door, they’ll immediately know Toothbar is not the typical dental office.
Dental groups urge Nebraska Medicaid office to halt, overhaul pediatric dental audits By Jennifer Garvin
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Nebraska Society of Pediatric Dentistry and Nebraska Dental Association are troubled by the growing number of Medicaid pediatric dental audits in Nebraska that are harming children’s access to oral care, the organizations told the state’s Medicaid agency in a Nov. 6 letter.
Howard dental students visit ADA House By Jennifer Garvin
The Howard University College of Dentistry’s American Student Dental Association chapter kicked off the school’s advocacy month with a Nov. 5 trip to the ADA House to learn about key issues important to the dental profession.