ADA 2014: Friday highlights
October 13, 2014 -- SAN ANTONIO - The American Dental Association (ADA) 2014 annual meeting continued on Friday, with a crowded exhibit floor, dozens of continuing education offerings, and the presentation of more 2014 Dental Excellence Awards. Here are a few highlights from Friday.
MEA|NEA launches HIPAA-compliant cloud storage solution
October 10, 2014 -- SAN ANTONIO - MEA|NEA has launched its new HIPAA-compliant document and data storage solution, FastVaults, at the ADA 2014 annual meeting.
Small steps aid in putting your patients at ease
October 9, 2014 -- In the first part of a series on improving your practice's approach to patients -- and increasing your revenue, Katharina Schmidt and Anita Maeck of Sulzer detail the process of how patients find your practice and what you can do to put them at ease.
Carestream launches new cloud offering at ADA 2014
October 9, 2014 -- SAN ANTONIO - Carestream Dental is launching its CS PracticeWorks Cloud at the ADA 2014 annual meeting. The company is also showcasing its CAD/CAM portfolio, CS Solutions, on the Live-Patient CAD/CAM Stage.
Henry Schein Practice Solutions debuts Dentrix Mastery Tracks at ADA 2014
October 9, 2014 -- Henry Schein Practice Solutions, a subsidiary of Henry Schein, has launch Dentrix Mastery Tracks, a new training and skills assessment program, and is debuting the program during this week's ADA 2014 annual meeting.
United Concordia offers new PPO plans in Pa.
October 7, 2014 -- United Concordia Dental announced it is now offering three low-cost preferred provider organization (PPO) dental plans, named Smile for Health - Value, that are bundled with vision benefits or discounts to employers and producers in Pennsylvania.
Leaders in Dentistry: Maritza Alford
October 6, 2014 -- In the latest installment of Leaders in Dentistry, we spoke with Maritza Alford, national sales director for Henry Schein Dental Surgical Solutions, about the challenges and opportunities dentistry faces in 2015 and beyond.
Direct Benefits launches new insurance website
October 6, 2014 -- Direct Benefits has launched a new website that offers quotes and comparison shopping for individual dental and vision insurance.
OrthoAccel announces charitable recycling program
October 6, 2014 -- OrthoAccel Technologies has announced the regional launch of the Eco Give Back program this fall.
Calif. approves dental telehealth program to expand access to services
October 2, 2014 -- Oral health advocates are lauding California's new law expanding the Virtual Dental Home, a program that uses telehealth technology to bring dental services directly to patients in community settings, such as schools and nursing homes.
Hot Topic
ACA: Dental coverage rising for young adults via expanded coverage

More young adults are getting dental coverage under the healthcare policies of their parents, according to a new report by ADA researchers. This "spillover" effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) dependent coverage policy stems from employers' voluntary expansion of dental coverage, which dovetails with the expansion of medical coverage. Read more.

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