Practice makes perfect: During a role-playing event during the March 27 ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day, panelists pretend to be constituents. Dr. Charlie McGinty, left, a former chair of the American Dental Political Action Committee; Sara Golkari, of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; and Dr. Justin Norbo, of the New Dentist Committee play constituents as Michael Graham, right, ADA senior vice president, Government and Public Affairs, fills in as a congressional representative.

ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day kicks off in D.C.

Washington — Assign roles. Develop your talking points. Share personal stories. In an effort to educate members of Congress on the importance of three dental and […]

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Opioid primer: How to safely prescribe to patients

The abuse and misuse of opioid pain relievers has become an epidemic the government and medical professionals are paying close attention to. Since 1999, opioid […]

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Advocacy

Why advocacy matters in 2017

Washington — From working with federal agencies to educating members of Congress on dentalrelated issues, advocacy has become an integral part of the dental profession’s […]

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Water Fluoridation

New dentists’ voices valuable in local fluoridation discussions

When public utility officials in Porter County, Indiana, were considering in 2014 whether to continue adding fluoride to its water supply to combat tooth decay, […]

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Prescribing smarter: How we can have great influence on America’s opioid crisis

Pain Killers. Opioids. Drugs. Are they on your mind today? Because they’re on mine. With every walk-in. With every extraction. With every patient who looks […]

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World Oral Health Day

Celebrate World Oral Health Day on March 20

World Oral Health Day is celebrated globally every year on March 20 to highlight the importance of keeping your mouth healthy whether you are young […]

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