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ADA weighs in on ACA repeal

Washington — As the new Congress considers replacement legislation for the Affordable Care Act, the Association on Jan. 13 shared its priorities with the new administration. In a letter to Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Ranking Member Richard Neal, D-Mass., ADA President Gary L. Roberts and Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Loughlin […]

ADA develops new dental standards on teeth whitening, other topics

By Michelle Manchir A new resource is available for dental professionals who whiten patients’ teeth. In January, the American National Standards Institute approved an ADA-developed standard regarding products for external tooth bleaching. ANSI/ADA Standard No. 136 addresses requirements and test methods for products intended for external bleaching of natural teeth by chemical means, and is […]

FDA approves premarket application for Allergan’s Juvederm Ultra XC in lip augmentation

Silver Spring, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration Sept. 30 approved a supplemental premarket application for a new indication for Allergan’s Juvederm Ultra XC. The supplemental approval for Juvederm Ultra XC, an injectable hyaluronic acid/lidocaine gel combination, is for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults 21 years of […]

American Dental Association Report to Congress Addresses Barriers to Access

Report Highlights Solutions, Programs and Needed Next Steps The American Dental Association (ADA) released its inaugural “Action for Dental Health: Report to Congress” which recognizes the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Action for Dental Health (ADH) movement and the grassroots efforts taking place across the country to eliminate barriers to dental health. The […]
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