Category Archives: Community Outreach

Get ready for NCDHM 2015

Dentists nationwide can help their young patients “defeat monster mouth” by participating in the ADA’s 2015 National Children’s Dental Health Month. For the 66th year, the NCDHM campaign brings thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and others together to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, adults, caregivers and teachers. This year’s two-sided poster… Read More »

Institute for Diversity in Leadership members discuss opportunities, challenges in advancing inclusion, diversity in ADA

The Institute for Diversity in Leadership 2014-15 class members engaged the ADA Board of Trustees this week in a panel discussion at ADA Headquarters. The goal: For the ADA Board of Trustees to gain insights and perspectives from the current class participants of the Institute, which includes new dentists, regarding opportunities and challenges related to advancing diversity and… Read More »

Volunteers sought for Navy humanitarian missions

According to ADA News, the University of California San Diego Pre-Dental Society nongovernmental organization seeks civilian volunteers for U.S. Navy hospital ship humanitarian mission trips from April through September 2015. The USNS Mercy will travel to Southeast Asia and the Oceania Islands, with stops in Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Philippines, Micronesia and Vietnam. A smaller ship will make… Read More »

Did Hermey inspire you to be a dentist?

He didn’t want to build toys. He dreamed of becoming a dentist. According to ADA News, Hermey the Elf continues to do his part in increasing oral health literacy among children and adults — 50 years after the animated classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” first aired on national television. The ADA is featuring Hermey the Elf in an… Read More »

In its third year, Veterans’ Smile Day expands its reach

To honor and thank those who served the United States in the military, new dentists and their colleagues in at least five states provided free dental care to veterans during this year’s Veterans’ Smile Day, Nov. 7-8 — an annual event that continues to grow. “I hope to turn this into a nationwide yearly event,” said Dr. Deryck… Read More »

Have ideas for the ADA’s Center for Professional Success?

The Center for Professional Success is a members-only Web resource that provides practice management information, online education and support tools to help you manage your career. They are currently seeking new members for their Center for Professional Success users group. You will help determine the direction of the Center’s content. What are your major practice concerns? What tools… Read More »