Category Archives: Policy

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 »

Marketing the dental practice: Know the rules

Marketing your dental practice is key to attracting new patients but it’s also important to do so ethically and to follow the law. “The key is to be informed,” said Dr. Kevin Sessa, chair of the ADA Council on Dental Practice. “When you know the rules, you are better equipped to avoid breaking them. As dentists and small… Read More »

DEA imposes tighter restrictions on hydrocodone combination products

The Drug Enforcement Administration is reclassifying hydrocodone combination products and subjecting them to tighter restrictions. Hydrocodone combination products, which include opioids such as Vicodin, Lorcet, Lortab and Norco, will be reclassified as Schedule II substances, effective Oct. 6. The DEA says the reclassification will protect public health and safety by reducing the potential for abuse, dependence and diversion… Read More »