Category Archives: Policy

With student loans, consider options in repayment strategy

Dr. Timothy Oh, of Ellsworth, Maine, graduated from dental school in 2008 with over $300,000 in student debt — a mixture of federal and private loans from various lenders, along with an education loan acquired prior to dental school. “I feel student loan debt is one of the most serious burdens facing today’s graduates,” said Dr. Oh, New… Read More »

Show movies in your practice? Discount on licenses available until March 31

Dentists have until March 31 to purchase a reduced-rate license to legally show movies and other audiovisual programs in their waiting rooms and exam rooms. Until March 31, the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation will be offering an Umbrella License to ADA members for $250. Dentists who purchase the license have access to a wide array of movies, popular… Read More »

Research: Americans have more choices for dental benefits in 2015

The ADA News reports that a new research brief from the ADA Health Policy Institute found that the dental benefits market in 2015 provides more choices for Americans, and increased transparency by the federal government makes it easier to navigate the system. But even with more choices, the cost of purchasing dental insurance may be too high for… Read More »

I’m a new associate dentist…what does the ADA do for me?

From supplying life insurance, advice on which board to take, and resources to make your CV shine; the ADA has many benefits to offer. In this blog post, I’ll be focusing on what the ADA can do for the recent graduate as well as a dentist entering an associate or partnership position. This was myself a few years… Read More »

Dental groups urge Congress to prioritize student debt

According to ADA News, the ADA, American Dental Education Association and American Student Dental Association urged Congress to prioritize student debt as the Senate education committee opened hearings on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. “We are extremely concerned about the alarming levels of educational debt that dental students face at graduation,” the dental education, professional and student… Read More »

Learn how to help law enforcement through dental coding workshop

Registration is open for FBI-sponsored National Crime Information Center Dental Coding workshop in Sacramento, California, March 28-29. The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division organizes these weekend workshops across the country. The training sessions are designed to provide NCIC dental coding and National Dental Image Repository instruction to forensic odontologists and licensed dentists who wish to provide assistance… Read More »