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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 […]

ADA debuts dental symptom checker app

CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2013 – The American Dental Association (ADA) has introduced the ADA® Dental Symptom Checker™ on MouthHealthy.org to provide patients with accurate information about their oral health symptoms, help them make better-informed decisions about their oral health, help build consumer awareness of the importance of oral health and recognize the benefits of regular dental visits. […]

ADA delegates debate governance, finances

IDA representatives to the ADA House of Delegates engaged in debate over governance restructuring and finances at the October meeting in San Francisco. Ultimately, the current governance structure was left largely unchanged. The House also approved a $10 dues increase, much lower than the $30 dollar increase originally proposed. The ADA House also approved increasing […]

ADA addresses fraudulent dues billing

On Jan. 3, 2012, the American Dental Association was alerted that many dentists across the country had received a fraudulent membership renewal communication via fax to their dental offices indicating payment should be sent to a post office (P.O.) box in Brockton, Mass. This prompted the ADA and IDA to distribute alerts that afternoon about […]