March JADA finds past incarceration associated with oral health issues

On February 24, 2020

Formerly incarcerated people in the U.S. have worse oral health outcomes than those who have never been in prison, according to a study published in the March issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.Read more

Study investigates cellular mechanism behind dental fluorosis

On February 21, 2020

Results from a NYU College of Dentistry study suggest how excess fluoride exposure affects the cells forming tooth enamel — possibly explaining how dental fluorosis arises.Read more

ADA seeks appointee to Joint Commission board

On February 21, 2020

The Association is calling for nominations of qualified individuals to serve as the ADA appointee to the Joint Commission Board of Commissioners.Read more

NIDCR seeks comments on research proposal

On February 20, 2020

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is seeking comments on a proposed research initiative on dental fear and anxiety.Read more

Dental plan transparency continues to drive advocacy efforts

On February 20, 2020

A new California law is requiring dental benefit companies to be more transparent about the leasing of dental networks, making California the 20th state to pass or amend such legislation.Read more

Indian Health Service, ADA collaborate on Give Kids A Smile for first time

On February 19, 2020

It was a Give Kids A Smile event not only for the children of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians but also no fewer than 117 Indian Health Service dental programs across 24 states that were participating in GKAS with the events alone estimated to involve 14,000 American Indian/Alaska Native chilRead more

ADA seeks applicants for standards awards

On February 19, 2020

The American Dental Association is accepting submissions for awards that honor standards-based research.Read more

World Oral Health Day calls for pledges to show unity

On February 19, 2020

Pledge to celebrate World Oral Health Day on March 20 with the rest of the sphere.Read more

Abstract deadline for smokeless tobacco summit at end of February

On February 19, 2020

The deadline for abstracts for the upcoming National Summit on Smokeless Tobacco Prevention is Feb. 29.Read more