Category Archives: Advocacy

Get caught up on EPA’s amalgam separator rule

Almost a year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule requiring most dental offices to install amalgam separators. The rule includes some exemptions, a phase-in period for existing dental offices and considerations for dental practices that have already installed the devices. The ADA worked with the EPA on the final rule and commended the agency for… Read More »

Decoding Dental Benefits: EOBs

Dental offices have lodged complaints to the ADA about explanation of benefit statements that are incorrect or need to be clarified, but the Association has resources available for dentists when dealing with third-party payers. The ADA has taken a strong position in advocating for clear EOBs, said Dr. Brett H. Kessler, a member of the ADA Council on… Read More »

Making an impact at home and around the globe

Dr. Dawn McClellan has always known that patients with oral health needs exist in all corners of the globe. Long before she graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, one of her first volunteer experiences abroad was helping patients in a leper colony in Nigeria at the age of nineteen. “As an Ohio teen, I spent… Read More »

80 ways to make your dental practice green

Going green is more than a trend — it’s a reality. Many businesses large and small are adopting green habits to reduce waste and conserve energy. Have you implemented green policies at your office? If you haven’t, it’s easy to get started. Many ideas are free or very inexpensive. To help you along, the ADA has compiled 80… Read More »

Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Dentists making a difference in Buffalo, New York

As a teenager, Dr. Maureen Sullivan’s grandmother, Betty Sullivan, was diagnosed with oral cancer. The prognosis was life-altering for both women, with Betty receiving successful treatment, and Dr. Sullivan becoming inspired to pursue a career dentistry. Today, Dr. Sullivan serves mostly low-income patients at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York along with her mentee, Dr. Elizabeth… Read More »

2017 10 Under 10 Awards: Meet the Winners

Young dentists do amazing work every day. You know that you don’t need to be in practice for decades to have a massive impact on the dental profession, your peers and your community. The 10 Under 10 award honors dentistry’s rising stars: dentists who are giving their all, sparking change and inspiring others – all less than 10… Read More »