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Coalition supports Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act By Jennifer Garvin
The Organized Dentistry Coalition, including the ADA, is supporting HR 4555, the Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act of 2021.
ADA House of Delegates passes 2022 budget

By Kelly Ganski

The ADA House of Delegates closed its 2021 session Oct. 16, approving a small dues increase and a nearly balanced budget.
ADA Business Innovation Group names Tim Steffl as new president, CEO By Kimber Solana
ADABIG announced Oct. 5 that it named Tim Steffl as its new president and chief executive officer.
Application process open for ADA Speaker of the House By Kimber Solana
Members interested in running for ADA speaker of the House in 2022 can visit on to file for candidacy.
SmileCon 2022 to blast off in Houston By David Burger
Since three are better than one, mark your calendars for Oct. 13-15, 2022, when the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston will host a trio of annual meetings, including ADA SmileCon 2022.
ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs weighs in on ethics regarding vaccinations By David Burger
The ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs said in an October statement that the ADA Principles of Ethics & Code of Professional Conduct should help aid dentists when addressing the ethical issues that arise from the presence of patients in the dental practice who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.
Fluoridation still vital in the age of COVID-19 By David Burger
COVID-19 has reaffirmed the importance of disease prevention and the value of public health infrastructure, according to an article published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.
‘Science and facts would prevail eventually’ By David Burger
Six months after community water fluoridation was terminated by the Tama City Council, the caries-preventing program was reinstated in the area in October after another council vote.
Complexities of coordination of benefits demystified through ADA resources By David Burger
The ADA has a wealth of online resources to help answer questions from dentists and their dental office staff regarding how to handle coordination of benefits.
Health Policy Institute releases new research on Medicaid dental care programs By David Burger
The ADA Health Policy Institute has released new data-driven research that underscores how different the Medicaid landscape is for children compared to adults and how much work needs to be done to improve adult dental benefits in Medicaid.