ADA Scientific Panel Issues Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations for Topical Fluoride

An expert panel convened by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs has issued updated clinical recommendations on Topical Fluoride for Caries Prevention. A summary of the recommendations is published in the November 2013 issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). The panel recommended the following for patients at elevated risk of developing cavities: professionally-applied 2.26 percent… Read More »

Life as a New Dentist — Active Duty – Army

The ADA is made up of individuals—here’s one of them. Who are you? I’m Dr. Keri Jamison. I’m a proud member of the Class of 2013 of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, and I am practicing general dentistry at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia before I start my prosthodontics residency in July 2014. If you could… Read More »

Life as a New Dentist — Veterans Administration

The ADA is made up of individuals — here’s one of them. Who are you? I’m Dr. Rebecca Berry. I’m a proud member of the Class of 2011 of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and I work for the Veterans Administration health care system in a community-based outpatient clinic in Bangor, Maine. If you could have any… Read More »

Starting a New Dental Practice — Checklist

If you’re opening a new dental practice, there are many things to consider, including licenses, local requirements, supplies, insurance, infection control and OSHA, just to name a few. The ADA Center for Professional Success has a checklist to help the new practice owner stay focused on all these details. This checklist is just one of the solutions you’ll… Read More »

Life as a New Dentist — Private Practice

The ADA is made up of individuals—here’s one of them. Who are you? I’m Dr. Vivian Burk. I’m a proud member of the Class of 2011 of the Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry, and I am working for my family’s general dentistry practice in Anchorage, Alaska. My brother graduated from dental school, and he bought… Read More »

Employee or Independent Contractor — What’s the Difference?

Sometimes there is confusion over what it means to work as an independent contractor vs. working as an employee. Here’s the IRS on the topic (PDF link): “An employer must generally withhold federal income taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to an employee. An employer does not generally have to withhold or pay any taxes on… Read More »