Category Archives: Advocacy

New dentist nominees sought for ADA 10 Under 10 Awards

The American Dental Association is seeking nominations through Dec. 31 to recognize 10 new dentists who are demonstrating excellence in their work and inspiring others. Winners of the second annual ADA 10 Under 10 Awards will receive a $1,000 gift card and be recognized in various ADA publications and channels, including the ADA News and the New Dentist… Read More »

New coalition calls for the modernization of the initial dental licensure process

Calling for the modernization of the dental licensure process, the ADA, the American Dental Education Association and American Student Dental Association have teamed up to become the founding members of the Coalition for Modernizing Dental Licensure, according to ADA News. The Coalition, officially founded Oct. 1, has set two key goals: Replacing the single encounter, procedure-based patient exams… Read More »

Making a difference in the dental aisle

Behind each package displaying the ADA Seal of Acceptance are dozens of independent experts who verified that product as safe and effective. Leading the way is Dr. Mia Geisinger, chair of the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance subcommittee and Associate Professor in Periodontology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Here, Dr. Geisinger shares her unique path… Read More »

10 Under 10 Winner: An Advocate for Community

The most resounding memory Dr. Amisha Singh has of her dental school graduation is the unencumbered pride in her father’s eyes as she walked across the stage. Dr. Singh was the first person in her family to graduate from high school (much less college and dental school) and ever since she can remember, her parents have encouraged her… Read More »

An international journey to help patients in rural America

Dr. Michael Shakroo is no stranger to overcoming obstacles in his life. Dr. Shakroo was a successful dentist in his native Iraq, when religious persecution forced him to flee to Syria with his family in 2007. While in Syria, he and his family spent three years as refugees waiting for a response to their application seeking asylum through… Read More »