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March JADA finds past incarceration associated with oral health issues By Mary Beth Versaci
Formerly incarcerated people in the U.S. have worse oral health outcomes than those who have never been in prison, according to a study published in the March issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.
Study investigates cellular mechanism behind dental fluorosis By David Burger
Results from a NYU College of Dentistry study suggest how excess fluoride exposure affects the cells forming tooth enamel — possibly explaining how dental fluorosis arises.
ADA seeks appointee to Joint Commission board
The Association is calling for nominations of qualified individuals to serve as the ADA appointee to the Joint Commission Board of Commissioners.
NIDCR seeks comments on research proposal
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is seeking comments on a proposed research initiative on dental fear and anxiety.
Dental plan transparency continues to drive advocacy efforts By Jennifer Garvin
A new California law is requiring dental benefit companies to be more transparent about the leasing of dental networks, making California the 20th state to pass or amend such legislation.
Indian Health Service, ADA collaborate on Give Kids A Smile for first time By David Burger
It was a Give Kids A Smile event not only for the children of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians but also no fewer than 117 Indian Health Service dental programs across 24 states that were participating in GKAS with the events alone estimated to involve 14,000 American Indian/Alaska Native children.
ADA seeks applicants for standards awards
The American Dental Association is accepting submissions for awards that honor standards-based research.
World Oral Health Day calls for pledges to show unity By David Burger
Pledge to celebrate World Oral Health Day on March 20 with the rest of the sphere.
Abstract deadline for smokeless tobacco summit at end of February
The deadline for abstracts for the upcoming National Summit on Smokeless Tobacco Prevention is Feb. 29.
Former ADA President Robert M. Anderton dies at 82 By David Burger
Dr. Robert M. Anderton, ADA president from 2000-01 and ADA trustee from 1995-99, died Feb. 14.