Opting out of Medicare results in dentists, patients not being reimbursed by Medicare Advantage

On April 14, 2021

A March letter from a Medicare Advantage plan sent to dentists in New York has prompted many questions to the ADA on the Medicare opt-out process.Read more

West Virginia University names new dental school dean

On April 13, 2021

West Virginia University announced April 7 that it named Stephen Pachuta, D.D.S., as dean of its school of dentistry, starting June 1.Read more

ADA supports two student loan reform bills

On April 13, 2021

The ADA is supporting two student loan reform bills to help offset the financial challenges facing dentists after they graduate.Read more

SmileCon chair: Reimagined experience takes annual meeting to 'the next level'

On April 12, 2021

Dentists will have plenty of opportunities to meet, play, learn and smile during the American Dental Association's revamped annual meeting, SmileCon, scheduled for Oct. 11-13 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.Read more

Federal government, ADA advocate policies to curb opioid epidemic

On April 9, 2021

The Biden-Harris Administration’s Statement of Drug Policy Priorities was released April 1, which outlines the federal government’s first-year approach to ending the opioid epidemic The priorities are closely aligned with the ADA’s goals related to curbing opioid use.Read more

Community Dental Health Coordinator program celebrates 15 years of bringing more people into the oral health system

On April 9, 2021

The ADA’s CDHC program, which marks its 15th anniversary this year, now counts believers making an impact in 47 states, with a goal of 50 within reach.Read more

RevenueWell acquires PBHS, expands dental marketing services

On April 8, 2021

PBHS announced March 31 it was acquired by RevenueWell, a provider of marketing and communication software specifically designed to meet the needs of dental practices.Read more

Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh looking for volunteers

On April 8, 2021

The organizers of Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh are calling for volunteers for this year’s event, scheduled for Oct. 21-23 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.Read more

HRSA receives $900 million to support loan repayment, scholarships

On April 7, 2021

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Health Workforce has opened its loan repayment and scholarship application cycles for health professionals and students.Read more