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How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During the COVID-19 Outbreak

By |2020-04-05T21:40:17-04:00April 5th, 2020|Covid, News|

Good dental hygiene might not be in the front of your mind in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. That could change quickly if you develop a painful cavity and can’t get in to see a dentist. “I understand that this isn’t the most normal of times, but it’s very important to control the things

Top 4 Tips To Maximize Your Dental Insurance Coverage

By |2020-04-05T21:10:22-04:00April 4th, 2020|insurance, News|

Not All Dental Insurance Plans Are Created Equal Insurance for your dentistry needs can be extremely comprehensive, or it might just cover something like 10% of your total bill. Just because your job offers benefits like “dental” doesn’t mean those benefits will totally cover associated costs. Oftentimes they won’t. You won’t find out how little

Should You Still Go To The Dentist During COVID-19?

By |2020-04-05T21:35:01-04:00March 26th, 2020|Covid, News|

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has many of us readjusting to a new way of life in hopes of slowing the spread of the virus. On March 18, as part of the new guidelines put in place to encourage social distancing as well as free up equipment to care for patients in need, the

Dental Care & Coverage After 65: Experiences & Perspectives

By |2020-03-25T13:05:23-04:00March 25th, 2020|insurance, Medicare, News|

The National Poll on Healthy Aging team acknowledges the unprecedented challenges related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, especially for older adults and their families. Although our work has shifted to a remote format, the NPHA team remains committed to continuing to share poll results to help inform and improve the overall health and well-being of

Coping with COVID-19 in the dental profession

By |2020-04-05T21:45:52-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Covid, News|

It’s 11:07 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, and I’m at home trying to conjure my thoughts and write something that will have an impact on you, my fellow colleagues, as we wade in the unknown waters of what came and broadsided us so quickly. Yes, I’m talking about COVID-19. If I had to summarize this

ADA Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

By |2020-03-23T10:05:17-04:00March 23rd, 2020|coronavirus|

The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes the importance of providing the profession with credible information that will protect both patients and dental health care personnel at a time when information is constantly being updated. We will update this page and make announcements via ADA News and the ADA Morning Huddle as they become available. This

ADA develops guidance on dental emergency, nonemergency care

By |2020-04-05T21:24:44-04:00March 18th, 2020|Covid, News|

The ADA provided its members and their patients detailed guidance on March 18 on what to consider dental emergencies and nonemergency dental care as part of an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, and alleviate the burden on hospital and emergency departments. The guide is meant to provide additional guidance following

ADA to Congress: Include dentists, patients in coronavirus legislation

By |2020-03-23T10:06:38-04:00March 15th, 2020|coronavirus|

The American Dental Association is urging Congress to include oral health care providers and their patients in any legislation proposed to confront the coronavirus disease outbreak. In a March 12 letter to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chair Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Ranking Member Gary Peters, D-Mich., the ADA thanked the committee for

The Silent Epidemic in Oral Health

By |2020-02-28T11:12:07-05:00February 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|

TRANSCRIPT JULIE FLAHERTY:  In 2007, Alyce Driver was a mom in Maryland scraping together a living working at a grocery store and caring for the elderly. One of her struggles was trying to find a dentist for her kids—one who would take Medicaid—but despite countless phone calls and even the help of a pro bono

How small businesses can leverage benefits as a recruiting tool

By |2020-02-28T10:34:01-05:00February 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|

It’s harder than ever for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to compete for top talent. This is a result of a combination of factors (i.e. budgeting, worker qualifications, etc.) and greater influenced by the fact that unemployment rates are at an all-time low. In a workers’ market, salaries rise and larger companies get creative in