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ADA Standards committees announce drafts available for review and comment

Seven proposed standards in draft status are available for review and comment through June 7.    

By |April 25th, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

Register for dental coding workshop in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City—There’s still time to register for an FBI-sponsored national Crime Information Dental Coding Workshop here June 7-8.     

By |April 24th, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

Schulman Study Group donates $500,000 to AAOF

St. Louis, Mo.—To help further education and research in the field of orthodontics, the Schulman Study Group gave the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation $500,000—one of the of the largest gifts the AAOF has received.The gift is called the “Martin ‘Bud’ Schulman Post-doctoral Fellowship Award,” named after the founder of the Schulman Study Group, one of the largest orthodontic study groups in the U.S. and Canada.    

By |April 21st, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

Perio bacteria found to spur cancer growth in mouth, say researchers

Cleveland—Two bacteria prevalent in periodontal disease form small fatty acids that incite growth of deadly Kaposi’s sarcoma-related lesions and tumors in the mouth, said Case Western Reserve University researchers who discovered the potential connection.     

By |April 21st, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

ADA New Dentist Committee names leadership, program award recipients

A pediatric dentist in Spokane, Wash. An attending orthodontist at The Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. A Fantasy Football league in San Antonio. And the Illinois State Dental Society New Dentist Committee. These are the recipients to be honored this year by the ADA New Dentist Committee.    

By |April 21st, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

UMKC Dental Explorer inspires future dentists

Kansas City, Mo.—In an effort to expose high school students in dentistry and spark interest in pursuing the profession, the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry hosted a Dental Explorer Post in February.     

By |April 21st, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

Plan to attend opening session, special CE courses at the Alamodome

San Antonio—President George W. Bush will be the featured speaker at the Opening General Session and Distinguished Speaker Series at ADA 2014—America’s Dental Meeting, Oct. 9, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Alamodome.    

By |April 21st, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

ADA CE series to track patient from diagnosis to recovery

Editor’s note: This is the first in a unique series of ADA News articles following a patient’s full-mouth reconstruction from A to Z. Installments will appear as treatment milestones are reached.    

By |April 21st, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

2014 student ethics video contest entries sought

The submission period is open for the 2014 Student Ethics Video Contest, which the ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs sponsors annually. The entry deadline is July 31.    

By |April 21st, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|

Americans with Disabilities Act

Washington—The Department of Justice issued a final rule increasing civil penalties for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which covers “professional offices of health care providers” including dental offices. This rule is effective April 27, 2014, according to the March 28 Federal Register notice. However, the DoJ announcement said, “The new maximums apply only to violations occurring on or after April 28, 2014.”    

By |April 21st, 2014|Dental News|0 Comments|