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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

How Bad Is It to Skip the Dentist?

By |2020-01-23T16:40:34-05:00January 23rd, 2020|News|

When was the last time you saw your dentist? While there’s no hard-and-fast rule about how often adults should go, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that we keep up with routine cleanings and dental examinations, with the frequency of these checkups usually depending on how well we keep up with our dental hygiene at

Epic’s CEO is urging hospital customers to oppose rules that would make it easier to share medical info

By |2020-01-23T11:11:58-05:00January 22nd, 2020|News|

Epic Systems, one of the largest medical records companies, emailed the chief executives of some of the largest hospitals in the U.S. on Wednesday, urging them to oppose proposed regulation designed to make it easier to share medical information. The email, which was written by Epic CEO Judy Faulkner and addressed to CEOs and presidents of

Keep insulting doctors, and good luck finding a physician in 10 years

By |2020-01-19T11:47:26-05:00January 17th, 2020|News|

If physicians are “muggers” and co-conspirators in “taking money away from the rest of us,” then journalists and economists are pontificating parasites who produce no goods or services of any real value. I don’t think either is true, but the recent attacks on physicians by economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton, and “media professional” Cynthia