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Feb 13, 2017, 09:00 ET 6 Ways to Make Your Mouth Extra Kissable for Valentine's Day

The American Dental Association (ADA) today released advice on how to make your mouth healthy and kissable, just in time for Valentine's Day. "If...


Feb 06, 2017, 12:21 ET JADA Study Shows Impact of Dental Benefits on Meeting Children's Dental Needs

A report in the February issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) shows that dental benefits play a significant role in...


Jan 30, 2017, 11:00 ET ADA Releases Six Things to Know About Your Tots' Teeth

The American Dental Association (ADA) has created an essential list of "tooth-truths" to help parents and caregivers stay in the know about the...


Jan 20, 2017, 13:59 ET Dr. Usa Bunnag Chosen as 2017 ADA Humanitarian Award Recipient

In recognition of more than three decades of service, which includes a continuing commitment to Thailand and her community in Maryland, the...


Jan 05, 2017, 12:41 ET ADA Releases New Brushing Tips for the New Year

The American Dental Association (ADA) today released seven tips for better brushing in 2017. The following tips provide easy ways to fix common...


Dec 23, 2016, 12:45 ET New Definition of Oral Health Announced

An editorial in the December issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) discusses the FDI Dental World Federation's new...


Aug 01, 2016, 13:15 ET Dental Sealants Decrease Risk of Tooth Decay by 80% in Permanent Molars

 A new systematic review and updated clinical practice guideline from the American Dental Association (ADA) and American Academy of Pediatric...


Jan 25, 2016, 11:24 ET Researchers Examine Impact of Soda on Children's Dental Health

 Just days after the U.S. government released its new dietary guidelines advising Americans to reduce their sugar intake, new research from The...


Dec 09, 2015, 10:11 ET ADA Health Policy Institute Releases Comprehensive State-by-State Analysis of the U.S. Oral Health Care System

The American Dental Association Health Policy Institute (HPI) today published a first-of-its-kind comprehensive report, "The Oral Health Care...


Dec 01, 2015, 11:09 ET ADA President and Hermey the Elf Announce New Holiday Campaign

In a first of its kind summit, American Dental Association (ADA) President Carol Summerhays, D.D.S., traveled from California to meet with Hermey...


Oct 28, 2015, 12:43 ET Researchers Find Hookah Smoking Can Lead to Serious Oral Conditions

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.3 million Americans smoke tobacco from pipes, and many of those who smoke...


Feb 09, 2015, 13:15 ET Stephanie Moritz Joins the American Dental Association as Chief Communications Officer

 The American Dental Association (ADA) is pleased to welcome Stephanie Moritz as the new Chief Communications Officer, reporting to Dr....


Feb 04, 2015, 12:23 ET Baby Those Baby Teeth! Parents Hold the Key to Helping Kids Stay Cavity Free

 While all children are born cavity free, statistics show that caries, the disease that causes tooth decay, is the most common, chronic...


Jan 28, 2015, 14:00 ET Rep. Robin Kelly Reintroduces Action for Dental Health Act--Rep. Mike Simpson Is Lead GOP Cosponsor

 U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) yesterday introduced the Action for Dental Health Act of 2015 (H.R. 539) a bill to support efforts nationwide...


Jan 13, 2015, 09:00 ET New Research by ADA Health Policy Institute Examines Oral Care Access and Utilization

Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has improved children's access to dental services, the situation for adults is getting worse, new research...


Dec 18, 2014, 11:46 ET Simple, Routine Dental Care Matters for Seniors and the Elderly

Seniors are keeping their natural teeth longer than ever. Today, approximately 75 percent of people over age 65 have kept some or all of their...


Nov 11, 2014, 13:09 ET Hermey the Elf Awarded DDG by American Dental Association President

 After 50 years of dreaming about becoming a dentist and promoting good dental health to his friend Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and everyone...


Nov 06, 2014, 14:40 ET ADA Research on Workforce Projections and Barriers to Care

 New research briefs published by the American Dental Association's (ADA) Health Policy Institute shows the number of dentists in the U.S. will...


Oct 30, 2014, 13:15 ET American Dental Association Statement: CDC Data Shows Early Childhood Caries Trending Down

The American Dental Association (ADA) is encouraged that preliminary data presented at the "Innovations in the Prevention and Treatment of Early...


Sep 25, 2014, 15:00 ET American Dental Association Encouraged by Soda Makers' Pledge to Promote Smaller Sizes, Less Sugar

The American Dental Association (ADA) is pleased that three leading soda manufacturers recently announced that they hope to reduce the number of...


Aug 05, 2014, 09:00 ET Central New Mexico Community College to Offer Community Dental Health Coordinator Program this Fall

Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque is offering a new certificate program that aims to improve access to dental care for people who...


Jul 21, 2014, 14:45 ET ACA's 'Spillover' Effect: Dental Coverage Rate Increasing for Young Adults Whose Parents Receive Health Insurance through Employers

According to a new report published in Medical Care, some young adults are enjoying extended dental coverage under the health care policies of...


Jun 24, 2014, 10:00 ET Elsevier Chosen to Publish American Dental Association's Flagship Journal

The American Dental Association (ADA) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Elsevier to publish The Journal of the American...


May 19, 2014, 00:01 ET American Dental Association Report to Congress Addresses Barriers to Access

 The American Dental Association (ADA) today released its inaugural "Action for...


Feb 05, 2014, 12:53 ET ADA's National 'Give Kids A Smile®' Kicks Off Feb. 7

The American Dental Association (ADA) kicks off its 12th national Give Kids A Smile® program Friday, Feb. 7. Dental professionals from across...