ADA/NASCAR Give Kids A Smile day at UIC puts kids on course to good oral health

The thunderous vrooooom of the revving engine startled the elementary school students, but not for long.

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Nominations due Oct. 1 for Lurie Prize honoring biomedical researcher

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health is accepting nominations for the second annual Lurie Prize, an award for outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research.

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Office of Civil Rights announces delay on HIPAA requirement for certain clinical laboratories

Washington—The U.S. Office for Civil Rights Sept. 19 issued a statement of delay “until further notice” in enforcement of the HIPAA requirement for certain CLIA and CLIA-exempt laboratories to revise their notices of privacy practices.

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Joint initiative boosts ADA Foundation research endeavors

Three titans of dentistry have joined forces to support oral health care research and help attract promising young researchers to the field.

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Senate hearing on ‘dental crisis’

Washington–She and her clients “are standing together in the same line, looking for help” for their dental needs, a Falls Church, Va., social worker told a Senate subcommittee Sept. 12 at a hearing on Dental Crisis in America: The Need to Address Cost.

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Environmental Scan Part I

An environmental scan of the dental care sector shows that the climate is shifting and dentistry needs to adapt, a notion the ADA has been following and explaining for some time.

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ADA offers Sunshine Act FAQs exclusive to members

The Association has posted a Sunshine Act Frequently Asked Questions for Dentists document to help members understand implications of the “transfer of value” data collection that began Aug. 1 and the data reporting that will follow.

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Affordable Care Act, dental benefits examined

The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” shorthanded as the ACA and as this series of reports will refer to it, has the potential to reshape health care in America. Expansion of medical insurance coverage, a move toward more integrated care delivery and significant changes in the financing of health care are among the expectations of ACA legislators and regulators. The Association’s primary focus has been the law’s potential effects on dentistry and the delivery of dental services to patients.  The first ACA Q-and-A installment in the Aug. 5 ADA News is posted online at ADA.org. This report examines the ACA and dental benefits.

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Study examines oral health, HPV infection

Philadelphia—Good oral health may reduce the risk of human papillomavirus infections in the mouth and subsequent HPV-related cancers, said a study published Aug. 23 in the American Association for Cancer Research journal.

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Early detection advocate cites oral pathologists as essential to precancer diagnosis

Oral cancer survivor Eva Grayzel has spent 15 years reliving a medical nightmare so that others might avoid the same fate—or worse.

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