Mary Ottoeditorial@drbicuspid.comFederally Qualified Health CenterIOH: Dental pros need to think outside the oral cavityWASHINGTON, DC - Dental care providers need to start thinking in larger terms about the way oral health services will be delivered going forward and how the quality of those services will be measured, according to speakers at this week's Institute for Oral Health (IOH) conference.September 12, 2013PeriodonticsLeaders in Dentistry: Ann Battrell, ADHA executive directorDental hygienists from across the U.S. are gathering in Boston this week for the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) annual session, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the hygienist profession. Here Ann Battrell, ADHA executive director, reflects on the amazing advances the profession has made in the last century and other big changes looming ahead.June 16, 2013Federally Qualified Health CenterNew ADA campaign targets U.S. 'dental divide'The ADA today launched a major campaign to bring the U.S. dental crisis to the attention of the public and state and federal agencies. A new Harris Interactive poll conducted on behalf of the ADA reveals vast disparities in access to oral healthcare based upon socioeconomic status.May 14, 2013InsuranceEconomics push Mass. to restore Medicaid dental benefitsAfter gutting its adult Medicaid dental benefits program in 2010 and 2011, Massachusetts has now reinstated some key services and could restore full dental benefits in 2014, if the governor's proposed budget is approved. Why the change of heart?March 11, 2013InsuranceDiagnostic dental codes: Are we there yet?With the proliferation of electronic health records and a growing emphasis on accountability in healthcare, a standardized system of diagnostic coding for dentistry is becoming increasingly important. Now an international work group has developed a new system they say simplifies the process and moves it one step closer to clinical reality.December 3, 2012Dental EducationAAPHD applauds ADA House of Delegates voteAs they left the ADA's annual meeting last week, leaders of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) were breathing a collective sigh of relief. Resolution 17, a measure some saw as a threat to their organization and specialty, failed to win approval from the House of Delegates.October 28, 2012Dental EducationADA resolution could change AAPHD leadershipA resolution to be voted on by the ADA House of Delegates during the annual session in San Francisco this week could dramatically impact the structure and leadership of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD), according to the AAPHD.October 16, 2012Federally Qualified Health CenterU.S. oral health crisis needs more attentionOral health advocates from around the U.S. converged on Washington, DC, this week to work the halls of Congress, visiting lawmakers, pushing for funding for dental programs and policies, and applauding the progress that has been made to overcome the country's oral healthcare disparities.September 12, 2012Federally Qualified Health CenterOral health issues gain political momentum in U.S.Public health experts who gathered in Washington, DC, on August 17 for a forum on the U.S. oral healthcare crisis clearly agreed on one thing: There is no single solution that will fix the system, which currently leaves tens of millions of Americans without dental care.August 19, 2012Dental EducationU.S. lawmakers propose sweeping dental reformsTwo U.S. legislators have introduced what is being hailed as "the most comprehensive dental care legislation in American history." While organized dentistry generally praised the bill, some reservations remain, notably around the issue of new workforce models.June 7, 2012Page 1 of 3Next PageTop StoriesDental HygieneOral health tied to HNC survivalBetter oral health is tied to increased survival from head and neck cancer (HNC).HomeGa. dentist has the world’s largest trove of toothpaste tubesDental HygieneStudents turn to lotus plant to design fog-free face masksDental AssistantDANB to offer RHS exam in Spanish in 2024Sponsor ContentWe care about what you think.