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Supply of Dentists in the United States is Likely to Grow

New research briefs published by the American Dental Association's (ADA) Health Policy Institute shows the number of dentists in the U.S. will continue to grow over the next generation.

Under the most likely scenarios, ADA's model predicts that dental school graduations will exceed dentist retirements. The net increase of practicing dentists will exceed the corresponding growth of the U.S. population.

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WSDA Members in the News

International College of Dentists News
Congratulations to Dr. Dexter (Deck) Barnes for his recent election as President of the International College of Dentists at the recent I.C.D. meeting in San Antonio Texas. Dr. Barnes was inducted as a Fellow with the International College of Dentists in 1993.  Throughout the years  Dr. Barnes  has served in many capacities, Vice Regent, Deputy Regent and Regent of District 11. Congratulations as well to nine WSDA members who were inducted into the ICD at the same meeting, and to all 11th District inductees!

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ADA App allows you to analyze plan participation before you sign

The new ADA Dental Benefit Plan Analyzer, powered by Sikka Software, allows dentists to run scenarios to help them determine the best path when deciding on plan participation. Dentists can choose from various benefit plans offered to them and run a series of "what if" scenarios that will show them the financial impact to their practice.


New 2Min2X Ad Campaign Unveiled

Building on its highly successful 2min2x campaign, the Ad Council and The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives unveiled their new Kids' Healthy Mouths campaign public service announcements at the 2014 ADA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Tex.

The new English and Spanish-language PSAs, screened at a press conference at the Marriott Rivercenter hotel, playfully explore how much a parent can teach a child in two minutes. The new spots are posted on the Ad Council website,, and will be distributed to some 33,000 media outlets this week. 

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