Category Archives: Advocacy

ADA launches one-stop new dentist Web portal

The ADA launched this month a new Web portal,, designed to provide a one-stop shop for new dentists seeking information, ranging from finding a job and managing finances to better understanding employment agreements and compensation. The portal provides new dentists easy access to a variety of new dentist-specific ADA resources and benefits, including the ADA job board,… Read More »

Using patients in board exams under debate in Iowa

Should graduating dental students be required to treat actual patients in clinical board exams? According to ADA News, it’s an ongoing debate in Iowa where the University of Iowa College of Dentistry say there are “serious ethical concerns with the use of patients for board exams.” Dr. Jarod Johnson, a new dentist, said it’s well-known that some students… Read More »

ADPAC working for dentistry in 2016

As you may have heard, there’s a big election in 2016. This election will be the most expensive, aggressive, and important election this country has ever seen. In addition to electing a new president, all 435 House members and a third of the Senate will be up for election. The American Dental Association’s Political Action Committee (ADPAC) is… Read More »

USC dental student seeks to bridge gap between dentistry and LGBTQ patients

Los Angeles Schweitzer Fellow and University of Southern California dental student Jonathan Nguyen hopes to empower LGBTQ people to take control of their health care and help better educate dentists when caring for patients in the LGBTQ community. According to the Albert Scheweitzer Fellowship blog, Mr. Nguyen is concerned that within the health care profession, dental professionals are… Read More »

Photo gallery: New Dentist Conference Congressional Update

The New Dentist Committee and the American Dental Political Action Committee welcomed three dentist colleagues who are currently serving in the U.S. Congress. Congressmen Mike Simpson, Paul Gosar and Brian Babin took part in a question and answer session as they address questions from the audience. Questions asked included, (choose examples of questions asked). View the photos from… Read More »

Why we love the Blue Angels — and the importance of being part of a team

I saw my first U.S. Navy Air Show two months ago. We had to drive, walk, hike and climb to get there, but we finally found a nice patch of grass on the shores of Lake Washington. It was a great show on a beautiful August day. The crowd “oohed” and “aahed” throughout, and I would imagine that… Read More »