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“The Dental Profession Speaks with One United Voice”

September 23, 2021 | Interviews | News

Dr. Chad Gehani, who in 1975 came to the US from India and in the fall of 2019, just months before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, was elected the 156th President of the American Dental Association, has a remarkably calm demeanor. This character trait was useful to him when he had to navigate without compass the challenge of the pandemic as the leader of the dental profession in the US, which he did mostly remotely from his private practice in Jackson Heights, Queens.

Operation Smile helps to strengthen health systems and elevate global standards

September 17, 2021 | News

Observed annually on Sept. 17, World Patient Safety Day aims to raise global awareness about patient safety and calls for action to reduce patient harm. The theme for this year is “safe maternal and newborn care.”

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Most dentists are vaccinated as mandates kick in

September 9, 2021 | News

A recent survey of practicing dentists conducted by the California Dental Association shows that 94 percent of surveyed dentists in the state are vaccinated against COVID-19. The online survey was conducted May 26 to June 8 jointly by CDA and the California Department of Public Health.

CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry gets underway

September 9, 2021 | News

After being canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry is welcoming dental professionals back to the Moscone Convention Center. (And for those who are not here in person, an interactive virtual event is being held simultaneously!)

Three ways you can support CDA Foundation

September 8, 2021 | News

As the COVID-19 landscape continues to evolve, nonprofit organizations, especially those that facilitate access to health care, need support more than ever as they explore ways to deliver essential services to individuals safely ― and typically at an increased financial cost.

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Smile Drive campaign provides hygiene products to kids

September 8, 2021 | News

Although they’re preventable, cavities are the leading chronic childhood disease in America. Many low-income families lack basic dental hygiene products in their homes. When kids can’t brush every day to keep their smiles healthy, the pain of tooth decay can keep them from eating, sleeping and attending school. Their poor oral hygiene habits contribute to the vicious cycle of poverty.

Greater New York returns, with COVID protocols in place

September 8, 2021 | Events | News

The Greater New York Dental Meeting, which was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this year, from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1 (Friday through Wednesday).

Fall implant meetings to be held in person and online

September 7, 2021 | News

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused organizers of dental meetings to change gears, to reinvent and to reassess. Many associations are returning to live gatherings after having events canceled last year.

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CDA to hold fall meeting both in-person and online

September 7, 2021 | Events | News

CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry will be held Sept. 9 to 11 (Thursday through Saturday). The meeting, which was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held in person at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Proof of vaccination and masks are required for those attending in person.

Use Medit Model Builder to create models from digital data

September 2, 2021 | Business | News

Medit, a company known as a leader in 3-D digital solutions, has released Medit Model Builder, software that helps you quickly and easily create physical models from digital oral scan data. It’s free to get started.

Cellerant announces the 2021 Best of Class Technology Award winners

September 1, 2021 | News

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Cellerant Consulting Group has announced the 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award winners. “During such a challenging year in dentistry, these extraordinary companies and their technologies have earned the right to celebrate for their perseverance and commitment to technological innovation,” said Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO of Cellerant Consulting Group and creator of the Best of Class Technology awards program.

Keep your chin up, neck straight and eyes forward with Infinity VUE

August 31, 2021 | News

Designs for Vision has several new and innovative products, including Infinity VUE, Panoramic Field and REVEAL.

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Kettenbach Dental: Innovations that deliver reliability

August 30, 2021 | Business | News

When asked what the future holds for Kettenbach Dental, Jens Kuhn, president of the company, offers a simple answer: “We definitely want to become the obvious choice for every dentist, every day.” Since its founding in 1944 and its subsequent invention of the first impression silicone, the company has built a reputation as an innovator of products of the highest-possible quality.

AAID unveils quiz to determine if patients are candidates for implants

August 28, 2021 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) has developed a quiz to help people determine if they are a candidate for dental implants. Designed to be a starting point for people researching tooth replacement options, the quiz asks five questions about oral health and based on each person’s answers generates a recommendation.

Many children with cleft lip and/or palate travel over an hour for care

August 25, 2021 | News

ROSEMONT, Ill. – More than one in four children born with a cleft lip and/or palate face a geographic disadvantage to access certified treatment for their condition, especially in the South and rural areas of the United States, according to a new study.

ADA publishes FAQ on vaccines in the dental office

August 18, 2021 | News

Can I as a health care employer require my employees to get COVID-19 vaccines? If I require staff members to be vaccinated, what proof can I request them to provide? What should I do if a staff member refuses to be vaccinated?

AAE publishes new position statement on vital pulp therapy

August 12, 2021 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The American Association of Endodontists (AAE), recently released a new position statement on vital pulp therapy, which preserves the vitality and function of the dental pulp after injury resulting from trauma, caries or restorative procedures.

Planmeca USA partners with The MOD Institute to provide evidence-based education

August 11, 2021 | News

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., USA: Earlier this year, Planmeca USA, known as a leading manufacturer of dental imaging and CAD/CAM equipment, announced a partnership with the newly formed MOD (Modern Optimized Dentistry) Institute in Charleston, S.C.

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