Category Archives: ADA 2017

Dental Office Design Competition: Outstanding New Dentist Practice winner

Dental Practice Success published its special issue highlighting the winners of the 2017 Dental Office Design Competition, honored as the most functional and thoughtfully designed dental offices in the annual competition brought to you by the ADA, Wells Fargo Practice Finance and ADA Member Advantage. Among the winners was Dr. Anthony Papinsick’s dental practice in Overland Park, Kansas… Read More »

New dentists on ADA councils get voting privileges

Atlanta — To ensure they have a more “meaningful representation,” the House of Delegates voted Oct. 23 to give new dentist members voting privileges on councils, according to ADA News. Resolution 47H-2017 instructs all ADA councils to add one voting member — a new dentist who is recommended by the ADA New Dentist Committee and nominated by the… Read More »

Working together against oropharyngeal cancer

The American Dental Association (ADA) and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have joined together to combine their efforts to prevent oropharyngeal cancers through educational outreach to increase HPV vaccination rates. The United States is experiencing an epidemic of cancers of the oropharynx (throat: the tonsils, base of tongue/lingual tonsil) related to human papillomavirus (HPV) particularly… Read More »

Dental Office Design Competition spurs imagination, inspiration

Olympia, Wash. — Many children want treehouses in their backyard. Most don’t think about treehouses in their dentists’ offices. The young patients at Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry in Olympia, Washington, are treated to a treehouse in the waiting room. It is one of the unique design elements of the practice, and because of those characteristics owners Drs.… Read More »

Student Ethics Video Contest accepting entries now

The ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs is accepting entries for the 2017 Student Ethics Video Contest. The deadline to submit entries is July 31. Since 2010, the council has annually sponsored the contest to draw student attention to the ethical dilemmas that dental students and professional dentists may encounter and to provide an exercise focusing… Read More »

New Dentist Conference offers customized CE — and Zen

Atlanta — This October’s New Dentist Conference has a wealth of continuing education courses tailor-made for new dentists, with topics including everything from restorations to Zen. Yes, Zen. The Oct. 19 course promises to teach simple techniques for dentists so that they can “balance, reboot and enliven the busy professional” and learn how to participate in a “mind/body/spirit… Read More »