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Dec 12, 2018, 12:08 ET New Law Seeks to Improve Access to Oral Health Care for Underserved Patients

The American Dental Association (ADA) commends Congress for passing the Action for Dental Health Act. For years, dentists have worked to improve...


Oct 25, 2018, 14:30 ET ADA Adopts Policy on HPV Vaccination for the Prevention of Oral HPV Infection

With the number of cases of HPV-associated cancers on the rise, the American Dental Association (ADA) has adopted a policy that urges dentists to...


Oct 24, 2018, 10:30 ET ADA Adopts Further Policy Discouraging Direct-to-Consumer Dental Services

A new policy from the American Dental Association (ADA) "strongly discourages the practice of direct to the consumer (DTC) dental laboratory services ...


Mar 26, 2018, 10:00 ET American Dental Association Announces New Policy to Combat Opioid Epidemic

The American Dental Association (ADA) today announced a new policy on opioids supporting mandates on prescription limits and continuing education in...


Jan 24, 2018, 07:00 ET American Dental Association and CVS Pharmacy® Collaborate to Expand Oral Health Education to Consumers

The American Dental Association (ADA) and CVS Pharmacy today announced a three-year oral care collaboration to help put millions of Americans on a...


Dec 13, 2017, 09:00 ET ADA Serves up Smorgasbord of Healthy Tips to Protect Teeth This Holiday Season

The American Dental Association (ADA) today released tips for keeping tooth decay at bay during the holiday season. Experience the interactive...


Oct 11, 2017, 09:00 ET Collaboration to Combat HPV-related Throat Cancers Ahead of ADA 2017

In continuation of a novel collaboration to improve patient outcomes related to oral and oropharyngeal cancer, the American Dental Association (ADA)...


Oct 10, 2017, 10:24 ET American Dental Association and CAQH Team Up to Simplify Credentialing Process for Dentists

In an effort to reduce administrative burdens for all dentists, the ADA and CAQH have formed a strategic alliance to help streamline the...


Jul 10, 2017, 13:22 ET ADA Launches National Digital Advertising Campaign

The American Dental Association (ADA) today launched a new national digital advertising campaign to encourage adults to visit a dentist. The campaign ...


May 04, 2017, 10:28 ET American Dental Association and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Announce Collaboration

The American Dental Association (ADA) and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced a joint effort to improve patient...


Apr 27, 2017, 12:39 ET American Dental Association Releases Resources on Genetics and Oral Health

The American Dental Association (ADA) announced new resources for dental professionals and the public related to genetics and oral health. According...


Apr 03, 2017, 12:00 ET Five Dental Organizations Team Up For National Facial Protection Month

April is National Facial Protection Month, and five dental organizations are teaming up to educate the public about how to protect against facial...


Feb 27, 2017, 16:51 ET ADA Commends Environmental Protection Agency for Adhering to High Standards of Science in Rejecting Anti-Fluoridation Group's Request

The American Dental Association (ADA) commends the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its scientifically sound decision today to deny a...


Feb 13, 2017, 08:00 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, 11:21 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 meeting ...


Jan 30, 2017, 10:00 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, 12:59 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 American...


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, 01:15 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 System: ...


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 the ...


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 waterpipes,...


May 13, 2015, 03:54 ET American Dental Association Statement: New CDC Statistics Show Need for Increased Access to Dental Care, with a Greater Emphasis on Preventing Disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week released statistics on the high prevalence of dental caries (cavities) among U.S. adults,...