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ADA responds to COVID-19 pandemic with guidance, advocacy for dentists



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ADA urges dentists be offered early access for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

Dentists are essential health care workers who should be afforded early access to a safe and effective SARS-CoV-2 vaccine when one becomes available, ADA Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Loughlin told a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine panel Sept. 2.


PracticeUpdate Clinical Dentistry Channel covers latest clinical advances for dentists on the go

The PracticeUpdate Clinical Dentistry Channel offers a one-stop shop for busy dentists and their teams looking to keep up to date on the latest clinical research findings they can employ in their practices.

Pediatric dentists sound alarm about being denied OR access

The ADA is moving ahead in its advocacy efforts related to what some pediatric dentists are calling an escalating obstacle of being routinely denied access to hospital and ambulatory surgical centers’ operating rooms across the country, a problem exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Irish dentists explore CDHC course to implement program back home

A small college at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina has created a course that, as one student remarked, “opened up a new way of looking at my local community.” That student is Dr. Siobhan Murray, a dentist in Ireland.

Pro-fluoridation advocates show up in force to press for continuance of practice in Wisconsin

Community water fluoridation will continue in the capital city of Wisconsin, but there is a question fluoridation activists are asking: For how long?


ADA supports bill addressing workforce shortages, disparities

The ADA is supporting new legislation aimed at improving the health workforce shortage and health disparities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference offers flexible programming to fit new normal

Designed to integrate participants' professional and personal growth needs with their daily lives, the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference will offer flexible programming to fit the new normal of a pandemic world.

How an Orthodontic 3D Printer Works, Step by Step

This Formlabs-sponsored webinar shows orthodontists how to produce low-cost, thermoformed clear aligners. Topics will also cover total cost of ownership and more than 10 different dental materials to produce dental parts and biocompatible appliances.


E-book: Why Digital Dentistry Is More Important Than Ever

During this business recovery phase from COVID-19, digital dental technology delivers the right tools to help meet the challenges. This Glidewell-sponsored e-book helps you navigate today's challenges for a successful future.


E-book: A Digital Workflow Can Increase Production, Decrease Chair Time

This free Planmeca-sponsored e-book describes how a digital workflow helped this Nashville dental practice improve practice efficiency, the patient experience and the quality of care. Technology can empower your practice to grow.


Business Analysis: How to Restore Dental Operations Safely and Effectively

This free, in-depth white paper, sponsored by Rectangle Health, outlines tactics and advice to help dental practices improve the patient experience and offer contactless business solutions for improved safety and business efficiency.


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Established in 1970 as the official newspaper of the American Dental Association, the ADA News serves practicing dentists and others allied to the dental profession in the U.S. and internationally. It is the No. 1 source of news and information about the many benefits and services the ADA delivers to members daily as well as timely information on scientific, social, political and economic developments affecting dentistry and health care.