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Give Kids A Smile® Celebrates 14 Years of Providing Dental Health Education, Prevention and Treatment Services
Today marks the kickoff of the ADA Foundation’s annual Give Kids A Smile program, which provides hundreds of thousands of children in need with free oral health education, screening, prevention and treatment services from thousands of volunteer dentists, dental team members, and others across the country. Give Kids A Smile is an anchor event of the American Dental Association’s National Children’s Dental Health Month.
Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Dental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is hosting this national GKAS kickoff. More than 500 children are expected at today’s event, including children with special needs. All of those kids will receive pro bono dental screenings, examinations, and preventive treatments delivered by more than 500 NSU student and faculty volunteers. NSU’s GKAS program will also include health screenings provided by students and faculty in the school’s optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant,...
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- October 2014
DenMat plans to contribute a portion of all October sales, including a portion of those from this year’s ADA meeting in San Antonio, TX, toward the fight against Breast Cancer. The company is also releasing special pink-themed Flashlite Magna® 4.0 curing lights and PeriOptix® loupes and headlights for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
For more, visit denmat.com or perioptix.com.
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- December 2013
At the recent American Dental Association Annual Session, the ADA House of Delegates passed Resolution 52. This resolution says, "Resolved that in order to enhance dental patient health and safety, the ADA urges all state dental boards to register U.S. dental laboratories." The culmination of ADA taking this step has been more than ten years in the making. NADL President-Elect Gary Iocco and Bill D'Aiuto, DDS, former Chair of the ADA Council on Dental Practice and a current Trustee for the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology testified at the ADA proceedings on this resolution.
"Doctors from around the country testified at Reference Committees Hearings and on the House of Delegates floor in favor of Resolution 52, commenting that this was a supportive measure to ensure the domestic dental laboratory industry would thrive in the future by ensuring basic standards of operation," says Iocco.
Dentistry is regulated at the state level through boards of dentistry....
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- April 2013
New analysis released by the American Dental Association indicates that overall spending on dental care has remained flat in recent years, despite the fact that per patient dental spending by Baby Boomers and seniors increased.
Two research briefs released by the ADA's Health Policy Resources Center bolster previous statistics showing that adult dental visits have been declining from 2000 to 2010, leading to less spending on dentistry and oral care. Significantly, the declines in both dental spending and visits predate the economic crisis of 2008.
"Our results suggest very strongly that the dental economy is in a major transition," wrote Dr. Marko Vujicic, Ph. D., managing vice president of the HPRC and lead author of the briefs. "Dental spending has not rebounded since the end of the Great Recession and has been stagnant, on a per capita basis, since 2008."
In 2011, dental spending accounted for 4 percent of overall national health expenditures, down from 4.5 percent in 2000, according...
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