Category Archives: Community Outreach

10 Under 10: Dr. Amanda Fitzpatrick on a ‘Mission’

Since she was a child, Dr. Amanda Fitzpatrick dreamed of working in medicine and working with kids. And after shadowing her dentist her junior year of high school, she made it her goal to go into dentistry, where today she today is a co-chair of her local Mission of Mercy program and a leader of dentistry in Macon… Read More »

The dentist visits you: Interview with Dr. Shailee Gupta

Some of the top reasons people say they are unable to get to the dentist are “difficulties scheduling times while working” and “lack of transportation to the dental office.” St. David’s Foundation in Central Texas has come up with a solution. With a fleet of nine mobile dental vans serving six school districts across the great state of… Read More »

Memorial Day: Group seeks dentists to volunteer, donate services to veterans

Denver — In honor of the Memorial Day holiday, Dental Lifeline Network announced May 14 it launched a volunteer recruitment campaign encouraging dentists to provide dental care to veterans, specifically those with special needs. Aptly called, “Will You See One Vet,” the campaign asks general dentists and specialists to volunteer and donate their services to help veterans through… Read More »

ADA Foundation: 5 funding opportunities for new dentists due May 31

Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award: This program annually provides two $5,000 awards – the Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award and the Henry Schein Cares Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award – to deserving individuals who have demonstrated leadership skills in efforts aimed at improving the oral health of the public. Application deadline: May 31. ADA Foundation Crest and Oral-B… Read More »

ADA symposium to address dental care for ‘tsunami’ of older patients

The first ADA Elder Care Symposium is scheduled for June 28 at ADA Headquarters in Chicago, intending to boost awareness of elder care and oral health and present practical solutions to help dentists succeed in improving the oral health — and overall health — of the often-vulnerable senior population. The symposium will address what Dr. Michael Medovic, chair… Read More »

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 27

The Drug Enforcement Agency’s next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for April 27. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. Dentists and their patients are encouraged to return expired or unwanted prescriptions to various… Read More »