Category Archives: Community Outreach

Maintaining a positive online reputation

Do you know what your patients are saying about you? Your online reputation depends on whether and/or how you react to what people say about your services. Today, according to the ADA Center for Professional Success, many patients investigate your office prior to an initial appointment using Google, Yelp, and many other review and research sources. Make sure… Read More »

Want to know more about treating patients in long-term care facilities?

With a goal to reduce barriers to dental care for some 1.3 million nursing home residents in the U.S., the ADA has launched a Long-term Care Dental Campaign that includes an online continuing education course. Dentistry in Long-term Care: Pathways to Success, is an eight-module course designed to help oral health professionals become more comfortable providing care in… Read More »

Register now for 2015 Give Kids A Smile Day

Registration is open for the 2014 Give Kids A Smile Day. The national celebration is set for Feb. 6, 2015. Register online by Nov. 10 to be considered for free product donation. The ADA will post a list of product recipients on the website in December, and recipients will receive their products the week of Jan. 19, 2015.… Read More »

New dentists sought for UCSD dental fellowship

New dentists with a passion for working with the underserved and is interested in education are encouraged to apply for a one-year stipend dental fellowship with the University of California, San Diego. Those eligible are new dentists who are General Practice Residency (GPR) or Advance Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) graduates with a California license or is eligible… Read More »

Check out the new PSAs for the Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign

Building on its highly successful 2min2x campaign, the Ad Council and The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives unveiled their new Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign public service announcements Oct. 9 in San Antonio at ADA 2014 — America’s Dental Meeting. The new English- and Spanish-language PSAs playfully explore how much a parent can teach a child in two… Read More »

In Zambia, new dentist volunteers to treat patients in a truck

Dr. Rachel Hymes had all the dental equipment she needed — two dental chairs, an air compressor, anesthesia and tools to perform extractions safely — inside a trailer on the back of a truck. She’d park the vehicle, the size of a large U-Haul truck, on the grounds of the Riverside Farm Institute in Kafue, Zambia and open… Read More »