EPA updates rule prohibiting improper disposal of pharmaceutical hazardous waste

On July 16, 2019

Dental facilities and other health care businesses that generate pharmaceutical hazardous waste are required to manage those products according to the provisions of a rule that goes into effect Aug. 21, according to the ADA Council on Dental Practice.Read more

Dental laboratory accountability bill signed into law in Washington state

On July 16, 2019

The Washington State Dental Association and Washington State Dental Laboratory Association worked together to lead a successful legislative effort to implement ADA policy on dental laboratory registration.Read more

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research continues funding for research network

On July 12, 2019

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research will continue to fund two grants that support its National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.Read more

ADA scientists present research in Vancouver

On July 12, 2019

American Dental Association scientists shared their research at the 97th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research June 19-22 in Vancouver.Read more

CMS posts 2018 Open Payments data

On July 12, 2019

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in June published Open Payments Program Year 2018 data, along with newly submitted and updated payment records for previous program years.Read more

Association files complaint with FTC, FDA against SmileDirect Club

On July 12, 2019

The Association announced July 11 it sent a complaint letter to the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, raising concerns over aspects of SmileDirect Club’s marketing and direct-to-consumer sales of plastic teeth aligners.Read more

Snapshots of American Dentistry — July 8, 2019

On July 8, 2019

In 2017, 9% of general practitioner dentists were affiliated with a dental service organization.Read more

Just the Facts — July 8, 2019

On July 8, 2019

In 2018-19, more than nine out of 10 first-year students in U.S. dental schools were U.S. citizens.Read more

Claim submissions the subject of July 23 webinar

On July 3, 2019

A free ADA webinar scheduled for July 23 is the sequel to one of the Association’s most popular webinars. Claims Submission in the Eyes of a Dental Consultant — Session II will stream from noon-1 p.m. Central time and offers one hour of continuing education credit.Read more