Category Archives: Advocacy

You’re an advocate: Legislation affecting new dentists

You pushed ADA-backed legislation with your congressional representatives during the annual Washington Leadership Conference in the nation’s capital. You registered for ADA 2015 – America’s Dental Meeting, Nov. 5-10 in Washington, D.C. You’ll attend the New Dentist Conference concurrent with the ADA annual meeting for the first time. You’re an oral health advocate. What is the ADA doing… Read More »

Volunteer dentists sought for 2015 Veterans’ Smile Day

Los Angeles — Organizers of this year’s Veterans’ Smile Day are seeking volunteers from across the country to expand the annual event and provide more dental care to those who served in the U.S. military. “We are living the way we are living today thanks to the sacrifices these veterans made,” said Dr. Karin Irani, event organizer and… Read More »

ECU dental school’s first graduating class establishes endowment

According to the ECU School of Dental Medicine News, the first graduating class of East Carolina University dental school established an endowment to support patient care and student learning. The endowed gift — the Inaugural Class Patient Care Endowment — received 100 percent participation by the 50 graduates and matching funds from the ECU Medical and Health Sciences… Read More »

Take action to support student loan reform

Contact your member of Congress and urge him or her to cosponsor the Student Loan Refinancing Act of 2015, H.R. 649. The American Dental Education Association estimates that the average graduating dental student’s debt was over $247,000 in 2014. H.R. 649 will allow borrowers, under the federal student loan program, to refinance their existing loans multiple times. If… Read More »