Category Archives: Policy

ADA, others support Student Loan Refinancing and Recalculation Act

Washington — The ADA is one of 15 dental organizations supporting the Student Loan Refinancing and Recalculation Act, legislation that would enable borrowers to more efficiently pay back their loans, according to ADA News. In a letter to Reps. John Garamendi, D-Calif., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., the Organized Dentistry Coalition — led by the American Association of Orthodontists… Read More »

Applications due Dec. 1 for University of Chicago dentistry-focused social science Ph.D. program

Dentists and dental students interested in becoming clinician-scholars and earning a Ph.D. from a social science program can apply through Dec. 1 to enroll at the University of Chicago. The Program in Dentistry, the Social Sciences, and Health seeks to train dentists to conduct research on oral health, systemic health and society. “Oral health has significant yet often… Read More »

Health Policy Institute offers unmatched, usable information

The ADA Health Policy Institute aims to be a trusted source for critical policy knowledge related to the U.S. dental care system. HPI generates, synthesizes and disseminates innovative research on a variety of topics to ADA member dentists — as well as new dentists. The ADA’s Health Policy Institute also provides information on a national level in a… Read More »

Webinar: Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Payments – Exploding the Myth

When a dental benefits plan informs a dentist that he or she must accept an electronic funds transfer rather than a paper check, does that dentist have to accept the EFT? That question and more will be answered at an upcoming free ADA webinar called “Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Payments: Exploding the Myth.” The webinar, worth one hour… Read More »

April awareness month highlights dentists’ role in reporting child abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and an apt time for dentists to consider their role in reporting child abuse, neglect and other forms of maltreatment, according to ADA News. In 2015 nationwide, there were a reported 683,000 victims of child abuse and neglect, including 1,670 deaths, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.… Read More »

ADA, others urge Congress to support student loan reform

Washington — The American Dental Association and two other dental groups March 24 urged Congress to revisit student debt when it considers reauthorizing federal student loan programs later this year, according to ADA News. In a letter to House Committee on Education and Workforce Chair Virginia Fox, R-N.C., and Ranking Member Robert C. Scott, D-Va., the ADA, along… Read More »