Category Archives: Community Outreach

ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership seeks applicants for 2015-16 class

The American Dental Association Institute for Diversity in Leadership is accepting applications through April 30 for its 2015-16 class. The Institute is designed to provide education and leadership skills to dentists who are members of racial, ethnic and/or gender groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in leadership roles within the profession and their communities. Sixteen applicants will be… Read More »

Customize, share your own 2015 World Oral Health Day poster

Celebrate and promote this year’s FDI World Oral Health Day on March 20 with your own customized poster — which can include your own smiling faces. The poster is available at the event’s website: worldoralhealthday.org/picture. Then share your customized campaign poster with colleagues and friends worldwide on Facebook or Twitter. The FDI created a kickoff Facebook post to… Read More »

10 steps to Medical-Dental collaboration

Looking to work and collaborate with local physicians? Seeking to encourage members in the medical field in your community are the importance of oral health as part of the overall health? Here are 10 steps to help you with your outreach effort, courtesy of the ADA’s Action for Dental Health, a nationwide, community-based movement aimed at ending the… Read More »

APHA seeks 2015 abstracts on oral health issues

The American Public Health Association is accepting abstracts on oral health for the APHA 143rd Annual Meeting Oct. 11-Nov. 4 in Chicago. The deadline for oral health abstract submissions is Feb. 11. Participants may submit abstracts on the conference theme, Health in All Policies, or on issues pertinent to oral health. Oral health abstracts may be in one… Read More »

Federal grant helps dental school grads provide care for underserved in Alabama

A federal grant is helping recent dental school graduates pay down their loans in exchange for treating Medicaid patients in some of the most underserved parts of Alabama, according to Action for Dental Health. The program is a collaborative effort between the Alabama Dental Association and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, which received the three-year federal… Read More »

Participating in 2015 GKAS? Share your photos

The 2015 Give Kids A Smile Day is Feb. 6, and program coordinators nationwide should have their digital cameras ready to capture the highlights of the event. The ADA News welcomes digital photo submissions from GKAS program participants — including candid pictures of children, dentists and team members interacting and clinical photos (patients in the chair, dental team… Read More »