Category Archives: Advocacy

Get involved with ADA dental standards development

New dentists who may not have a lot of time but are interested in getting more involved with the ADA may want to consider joining a dental standards working group. The American National Standards Institute, or ANSI, accredits the ADA to develop dental standards and technical reports for products and information technology used by the dental profession and… Read More »

10 Under 10 Awards acknowledge dentistry’s rising stars

The American Dental Association is looking for new dentists who are already making a difference in the field to nominate them for the 10 Under 10 Awards. Nominees must be active members of the American Dental Association and graduated dental school between the years of 2009 and 2018. Those nominated should display excellences in areas such as philanthropy,… Read More »

Vermont CDHCs shine; legislation to boost programs headed to White House

Barriers to dental care are not created equally. Even when they spring from socioeconomic conditions, like low income and poverty, the particular array of challenges can be as diverse as the people. Still, the challenges often mean parents, children and other family members must deal with those challenges instead of having needed time in a dental chair. But… Read More »

Tooth Talk: Stay informed on latest dental policy news

The ADA on Oct. 22 launched Tooth Talk, a new podcast series designed to keep dentists and dental professionals informed on all the latest news in Washington. Presented by the American Dental Political Action Committee, the biweekly podcast will feature interviews with ADA staff and other experts on topics ranging from important dental-related legislation to organized dentistry’s role… Read More »

Helping patients prevent cancer

The number of oral and oropharyngeal cancer cases are on the rise, and for Dr. Josephine Chang Pallotto, it hits close to home. Check out the video below to learn how oropharyngeal cancer affected her family and how Dr. Chang Pallotto is taking action. You can also read this 2017 New Dentist Now post from Dr. Chang Pallotto.… Read More »

2017 10 Under 10 winner: Setting a precedent as the president

“I’m excited to show that a younger dentist can do it!” Dr. Vanessa Benavent is the youngest president ever — by a wide margin — of the Maryland State Dental Association. Yet this busy dentist, with a private practice in Clarksville, MD, easily juggles multiple challenges with poise, skill and conviction. ADA 10 Under 10 Award recipient Dr.… Read More »