Category Archives: Community Outreach

Can you sing or play an instrument?

The Medical Musical Group chorale and symphony orchestra are seeking health care professionals, students and family members who sing or play musical instruments. MMG’s 2015 schedule includes a Nov. 1 concert in Washington, D.C., followed by a trip to England and Scotland, with a major concert Nov. 7 at London’s Central Hall Westminster. To view some of their… Read More »

Know anyone who has volunteered internationally?

Do you know a dentist who has generously given their time, talents and skills by volunteering internationally? Applications are due April for the Certificate for International Volunteer Service, a program that recognizes ADA members who have volunteered in developing countries to improve the oral health and overall health of individuals. Criteria for applying for and receiving the certificate… Read More »

Know the difference between accidents and signs of domestic violence?

In a year where high-profile accusations of family violence have rocked the National Football League, the ADA House of Delegates streamlined Association policy on family violence during its meetings at ADA 2014 — America’s Dental Meeting in San Antonio, according to ADA News. Resolution 89H-2014, Educating Dental Professionals in Recognizing and Reporting Abuse, states that “the ADA supports… Read More »

10 steps to increase provider participation in Medicaid/streamline administration

Here are 10 steps to increase provider participation in Medicaid and to streamline the administrative process from Action for Dental Health, a nationwide, community-based movement aimed at ending the dental health crisis facing America today. Step 1: Talk with the manager of Provider Enrollment for your state and review the process for enrolling in the Medicaid program. Confirm… Read More »

10 steps to starting a Head Start program in your office

Head Start began as a summer program in 1965 and serves the nation’s most vulnerable children. It focuses on school readiness with inclusion of medical, dental, nutrition and mental health. Action for Dental Health has created a basic 10-step process to launching your own Head Start program in your dental office. In essence, the 10 steps are: Step… Read More »

From Baghdad to Memphis, Dr. Mack provides dental aid

Memphis, Tennessee’s daily newspaper The Daily News featured this week an article on Dr. Edward Mack, a new dentist practicing in East Memphis, and his work as a brigade dentist in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division in Baghdad. According to the story, Dr. Mack, an endodontist, spent seven months in Iraq, treating close to 1,000… Read More »