American Dental Association

New York State Dental Association Coordinates Personal Protection Equipment Donations

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 1:00pm

ALBANY, N.Y., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) is working directly with emergency management leaders across the state to coordinate efforts to collect donated personal protection equipment (PPE).

Key Points: 
  • ALBANY, N.Y., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) is working directly with emergency management leaders across the state to coordinate efforts to collect donated personal protection equipment (PPE).
  • In addition to NYSDA's efforts, the local dental societies have organized regional drives to collect PPE donations for hospitals in need.
  • They will continue to help the public in this time of uncertainty and need," said Dr. Payam Goudarzi, DDS, President of the New York State Dental Association.
  • The New York State Dental Association, founded in 1868, is one of the largest state constituents of the American Dental Association and represents more than 70 percent of dentists practicing in New York State.

Pennsylvania Dental Association Responds to Revised DOH Guidelines

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 10:47pm

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- After consultation with leaders in organized dentistry, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has released updated guidelines for dental practices in Pennsylvania.

Key Points: 
  • HARRISBURG, Pa., March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- After consultation with leaders in organized dentistry, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has released updated guidelines for dental practices in Pennsylvania.
  • The newly released document ( REVISED Guidance on COVID-19 for Dental Health Care Personnel in Pennsylvania ) replaces the Guidance on COVID-19 for Dental Health Care Personnel in Pennsylvania issued on March 22, and these updated guidelines are effective immediately.
  • Founded in 1868, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) is comprised of approximately 5,200 member dentists.
  • It is a constituency of the American Dental Association (ADA), the largest and oldest national dental society in the world.

Georgia Dental Association Calls Upon Dentists To Postpone Elective Procedures

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 3:04pm

ATLANTA, March 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Georgia Dental Association (GDA) Board of Trustees advised dentists in Georgia on Tuesday to follow the recommendations provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health and the American Dental Association to postpone elective dental procedures amid growing concerns about COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • ATLANTA, March 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Georgia Dental Association (GDA) Board of Trustees advised dentists in Georgia on Tuesday to follow the recommendations provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health and the American Dental Association to postpone elective dental procedures amid growing concerns about COVID-19.
  • Dentists are asked to postpone elective surgery through the end of March as recommended by the CDC and the President's White House Coronavirus Task Force.
  • According to the association, emergency dental care may include:
    "Patients with emergency dental care concerns should contact their dentist for further evaluation," said GDA President Dr. Evis Babo.
  • The Georgia Dental Association (GDA) is the state's leading professional association representing dentists in the state.

Adventure Dental Supports National Give Kids a Smile Program in February With Care for Uninsured Kansas Children

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 9:37pm

This is why Adventure Dental & Vision, a leading provider of high-quality dental and vision care for children is participating in the National Give Kids a Smile program, a signature event of the American Dental Association which offers care to uninsured children.

Key Points: 
  • This is why Adventure Dental & Vision, a leading provider of high-quality dental and vision care for children is participating in the National Give Kids a Smile program, a signature event of the American Dental Association which offers care to uninsured children.
  • Opening our practices to children who have limited access to care is imperative to bringing dental care education to local communities, says Janelle Shumaker, Director of Community Outreach at Adventure Dental and Vision.
  • Adventure Dental offices in Kansas City, Topeka and Wichita will be offering free dental care to children in need who do not have health insurance.
  • The program is a cornerstone of the ADAs National Childrens Dental Health Month celebration which is aimed at:
    Expanding needed dental services to underserved children.

Adventure Dental Supports National Give Kids a Smile Program in February With Care for Uninsured D.C. and Baltimore Children

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 9:29pm

This is why Adventure Dental & Vision, a leading provider of high-quality dental and vision care for children is participating in the National Give Kids a Smile program, a signature event of the American Dental Association which offers care to uninsured children.

Key Points: 
  • This is why Adventure Dental & Vision, a leading provider of high-quality dental and vision care for children is participating in the National Give Kids a Smile program, a signature event of the American Dental Association which offers care to uninsured children.
  • Opening our practices to children who have limited access to care is imperative to bringing dental care education to local communities, says Janelle Shumaker, Director of Community Outreach at Adventure Dental and Vision.
  • Adventure Dental offices in Baltimore and Washington D.C. will be offering free dental care to children in need who do not have health insurance.
  • The program is a cornerstone of the ADAs National Childrens Dental Health Month celebration which is aimed at:
    Expanding needed dental services to underserved children.

ADA Health Policy Institute Finds Uptick in Dental Spending

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 3:00pm

Chicago, Feb. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute (HPI) released its second annual Dental Industry Report today.

Key Points: 
  • Chicago, Feb. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute (HPI) released its second annual Dental Industry Report today.
  • The latest data show a slight recovery in the dental care economy in terms of overall dental spending, fueled by an uptick in utilization and spending among patients with private dental insurance, said Marko Vujicic, Ph.D., chief economist and vice president of HPI, in the reports executive summary.
  • The Health Policy Institute (HPI), a division of the American Dental Association, is a thought leader and trusted source for critical policy knowledge related to the U.S. dental care system.
  • The Institute focuses on health policy reform, access to dental care, the dental workforce, dental care utilization and benefits, dental education, and oral health outcomes.

ADA Health Policy Institute Finds Uptick in Dental Spending

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 2:46pm

The American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute (HPI) released its second annual Dental Industry Report today.

Key Points: 
  • The American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute (HPI) released its second annual Dental Industry Report today.
  • The report found some signs of recovery in U.S. dental spending, which reached a historic high in 2018 of $136 billion, or 3.7 percent of total health spending in the U.S.
  • The Health Policy Institute (HPI), a division of the American Dental Association, is a thought leader and trusted source for critical policy knowledge related to the U.S. dental care system.
  • The Institute focuses on health policy reform, access to dental care, the dental workforce, dental care utilization and benefits, dental education, and oral health outcomes.

Adventure Dental Supports National Give Kids a Smile Program in February

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 11:27pm

This is why Adventure Dental & Vision, a leading provider of high-quality dental and vision care for children is participating in the National Give Kids a Smile program, a signature event of the American Dental Association which offers care to uninsured children.

Key Points: 
  • This is why Adventure Dental & Vision, a leading provider of high-quality dental and vision care for children is participating in the National Give Kids a Smile program, a signature event of the American Dental Association which offers care to uninsured children.
  • Our goal at Adventure is to reach as many families as possible to get kids out of pain and on a regular dental hygiene program.
  • Treatments will include dental exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings, x-rays, sealants and extractions through the Give Kids A Smile program.
  • The program is a cornerstone of the ADAs National Childrens Dental Health Month celebration which is aimed at:
    Expanding needed dental services to underserved children.

Mayor Steinberg and Smile, California Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:31pm

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg joined the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) today to emphasize the importance of good dental health and to proclaim February as Childrens Dental Health Month in Sacramento.

Key Points: 
  • Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg joined the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) today to emphasize the importance of good dental health and to proclaim February as Childrens Dental Health Month in Sacramento.
  • DHCS also unveiled the Smile, California Childrens Dental Health Education Package, with grade-specific lesson plans to help educators teach children the basics of good oral health.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    The event kicked off National Childrens Dental Health Month sponsored by the American Dental Association.
  • When students take home the Smile, California Childrens Dental Health Education Package, our hope is that it will spark important conversations about good dental health.

Georgia Dental Association Names 2019 Legislator Of The Year

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 5:30pm

ATLANTA, Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --GeorgiaSenator Larry Walker, III (R-Perry) has been named the Georgia Dental Association's (GDA) 2019 Legislator of the Year.

Key Points: 
  • ATLANTA, Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --GeorgiaSenator Larry Walker, III (R-Perry) has been named the Georgia Dental Association's (GDA) 2019 Legislator of the Year.
  • In 2019, Sen. Walker sponsored the GDA's legislation requiring Georgia's health and dental insurers to identify the Georgia insurance plans regulated by state law (non-ERISA plans).
  • The Georgia Dental Association (GDA) is the state's leading professional association representing dentists in the state.
  • A constituent of the American Dental Association, GDA is based in Atlanta.