A government survey suggests some children are using more toothpaste than the recommended amount when brushing their teeth. Health officials recommend brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste, and “children under 3 are only supposed to use a smear of toothpaste the size of a grain of rice,” while “kids 3 to 6 are supposed to keep […]
The American Dental Association’s Science Institute has issued a statement regarding a Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology study that questions the safety of certain types of dental floss. The ADA points out that the conclusions, which garnered widespread media coverage, were presented from a single study involving a small number of subjects. Click […]
Kiplinger includes dentist among its list of “30 of the best jobs for the future.” To create the list, Kiplinger created its list by looking at fields with high earnings and growth potential. In a slideshow on its website, Kiplinger discusses each profession on the list, noting for dentist that an increasing number of Americans […]
New ADA policy on opioids supports mandates on prescription limits and continuing education in what could be the first of its kind among major health care professional organizations.
The American Dental Association has developed new recommendations for evaluating potentially malignant disorders in the oral cavity. The guideline comes after an expert panel convened by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and the Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry conducted a systematic review of the best available evidence.
ADA identified 19.6 million potential patients who believe in the importance of dental visits but for various reasons are not following through to make an appointment.
The ADA Bylaws give the Board of Trustees the power to elect Honorary Members of the Association. The Board, in turn, has guidelines and procedures governing the nomination and selection process for awarding ADA Honorary Membership. These guidelines appear in the Organization and Rules of the Board of Trustees and are reprinted below. Honorary Membership: […]
The Association is requesting that Congress include provisions of H.R. 372 — a bill that would amend the McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945 — in future legislation affecting the Affordable Care Act.