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Mar 05, 2015, 00:01 ET

ADA Statement: New CDC Report on Prevalence of Dental Disease

Statistics released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show promise in the fight against dental caries (cavities).  When...

Mar 03, 2015, 15:30 ET

CDC to release New Data on Children's Dental Disease: ADA Experts Available for Comment

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday, March 5, will release preliminary results from an ongoing study on the...

Feb 26, 2015, 13:00 ET

Consumers Looking for Pediatric Dental Benefits through Health Insurance Marketplaces Have More Choices, According to New Report from ADA Health Policy Institute

Consumers looking for medical plans with embedded dental benefits have more options than ever on the health insurance marketplaces, according to a...

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
The theme of National Children's Dental Health Month is "Defeat Monster Mouth." For information visit MouthHealthy.org

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
Use the ADA Symptom Checker to help learn more about what your teeth are gums are trying to tell you.

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, D.D.G. (Dental Do Gooder)

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...

Apr 08, 2014, 15:30 ET

American Dental Association President Makes Case to Congress for Indian Health Service Dental Programs

The Obama Administration's proposal to fund the Indian Health Service's (IHS) Division of Oral Health for fiscal year 2015 at approximately $175...

Feb 05, 2014, 12:53 ET
350,000 children will receive free dental care through ADA Give Kids A Smile.  (PRNewsFoto/American Dental Association)

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...

Jan 27, 2014, 10:46 ET

ADA Paper Addresses Bringing Disease Prevention in Oral Health to Communities

The American Dental Association today published its latest paper on oral health disparities in underserved populations. Prior papers were published...

Nov 01, 2013, 14:25 ET
Did you know diabetes can affect your mouth health? Learn more at MouthHealthy.org.  (PRNewsFoto/American Dental Association)

Patients with Diabetes Should Watch Their Mouths, Gum Disease Could Wreck That Smile

Of the 26 million people who have diabetes, an estimated 7 million have no idea that they have the disease, according to the American Diabetes...