Category Archives: Policy

2017 10 Under 10 Awards: Meet the Winners

Young dentists do amazing work every day. You know that you don’t need to be in practice for decades to have a massive impact on the dental profession, your peers and your community. The 10 Under 10 award honors dentistry’s rising stars: dentists who are giving their all, sparking change and inspiring others – all less than 10… Read More »

Free webinar: A carrier’s perspective on compliance audits and utilization management

Has your office ever been audited by a commercial dental plan? Some of the most worrisome concerns reported to the American Dental Association by member dentists are utilization management reviews and compliance audits. Dentists who have been placed on a focused review or have been chosen for a compliance audit want to know why they were chosen and… Read More »

Five reasons you should apply for the Institute for Diversity in Leadership

Are you familiar with the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership (IDL)? Because it changed my life! I was a member of its 2012-13 class, and it inspired me to think of new, creative ways to improve the oral health of my community in Oakland, California. So what’s the IDL? The program is designed to enhance the leadership… Read More »

CDHCs: A new model of dental care empowering patients

Far too many Americans have trouble accessing dental care. It is a serious challenge that I had no idea even existed, until I began as a new dental director at a health center in 2001. Then, I saw how confused people were with the terminology of dental care and how to make an appointment. People live with untreated… Read More »

ADA advocacy highlights from 2017 include issues affecting new dentists

From repealing burdensome Medicare regulations to working to include dentistry in the various pro-business tax reform provisions, 2017 was a busy year for the Association’s Washington office, according to ADA News. Here are some of the key advocacy issues the ADA addressed in 2017: For the dental practice Medicare regulations: The ADA worked with the Centers for Medicare… Read More »

Applicants sought for 2018-19 ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership

The American Dental Association Institute for Diversity in Leadership is accepting applications through March 16 for its 2018-19 class. The Institute is designed to provide education and leadership skills to dentists who are members of racial, ethnic and/or gender groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in leadership roles within the profession and their communities. Selected applicants will attend… Read More »