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‘We need to remember why we came to this profession’

When Dr. Nayrika Salamati entered a makeshift dental clinic inside a church in Hanover Parish in northwestern Jamaica, it felt humid and dark. “We brought […]

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Eradicating childhood caries: How one pediatric dentist is championing healthy eating habits to her patients

Step inside the colorful world of Newton Dentistry for Kids in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and you will find there is a lot more happening than […]

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ADA, others urge Congress to support student loan reform

Washington — The American Dental Association and two other dental groups March 24 urged Congress to revisit student debt when it considers reauthorizing federal student […]

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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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