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ADA outlines priorities for oral health to new HHS secretary

By |2021-04-20T15:29:37-04:00April 20th, 2021|ada, News|

The ADA is asking the U.S. Department Health and Human Services to prioritize several issues during the Biden administration. In an April 15 letter to Sec. Xavier Becerra, ADA President Daniel J. Klemmedson, D.D.S., M.D., and Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, D.M.D., said that they looked forward to working with the secretary on the following:

ADA responds to claim that HIV spreads via toothbrush sharing

By |2020-11-17T16:40:50-05:00November 17th, 2020|ada, News|

The head of an independent charity in the U.K. has been criticized after claiming that a person can get HIV by sharing an infected person's toothbrush, though the virus is not spread through saliva, according to news reports. Both the ADA and HIV Scotland have denounced claims made by Dr. Nigel Carter, chief executive of the

The challenges of advocating during a pandemic

By |2020-08-11T17:54:59-04:00August 10th, 2020|ada, News|

When states began shutting down in March due to concerns over COVID-19, it seemed likely that dental societies’ lobbying agendas would also shut down. Credentialing hurdles. Virtual credit card headaches. Anti-patient waiting periods. Dr. Gehani In a normal year, these are some of the key legislative issues the state societies might be advocating to change.