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ADA asks Congress to prioritize CHIP, repeal medical device tax

Washington — As Congress works to finalize a continuing resolution that will keep the government running until the end of 2018, the ADA is asking legislators to include two provisions important to dentistry: a six-year reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and a two-year moratorium on the 2.3 percent excise tax imposed on the sale of medical devices.

Invisalign dispute disrupts orthodontists’ workflow

Atlanta — Dr. Susan Podray, an orthodontist in the suburbs of Atlanta, feels like she and her patients are “caught between two companies.”

Straighten out coordination of benefits with ADA resources

This is the fifth in a series featuring answers and solutions for dentists when it comes to the world of dental benefits and plans. The series is intended to help untangle many of the issues that can potentially befuddle dentists and their teams so that they can focus on patient care.

Dentist studying periodontal disease in elderly receives research award

A dentist and Ph.D. candidate studying periodontal disease in the elderly is the inaugural recipient of the ADA Foundation Dentsply Sirona Research Award for Dual Degree Candidates.

ADA advocacy highlights from a busy 2017

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.

Become a ‘lifelong learner’ at evidence-based dentistry workshop

Recognizing the vast amount of dental-related research available at the fingertips of plugged-in dentists, Dr. Belok said he attended a workshop in 2017 hosted by the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry that gave him an overview of how to effectively sift through the science and use the best of it in patient care.

Penn dental school unveils renovated clinic

The University of Pennsylvania dental school celebrated Jan. 11 the opening of the Robert I. Schattner Clinic, a 10,000-square-foot space that features 74 dental operatories, including four dedicated to digital radiography.

ADA formally comments on proposed changes to Medicare Parts C, D

The ADA filed comments Jan. 12 on the proposed changes to the enrollment requirements for Medicare Part C and Part D.

Washington State Dental Association dentists file complaint against state Delta Dental

Seattle — Five provider dentists of Delta Dental of Washington who are also on the Washington State Dental Association’s board of directors filed a complaint in early January with the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner against Delta. The five allege that the third-party payer misled state regulators when it completed a corporate reorganization in 2013.

ADA formally comments on proposed changes to Medicare Parts C, D

The ADA filed comments Jan. 12 on the proposed changes to the enrollment requirements for Medicare Part C and Part D.