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Entries in ADA news (8)


ADA Asks SBA to Intervene on New Medicare Rule


The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently responded to an ADA request that the agency approach the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about problems associated with a new rule that requires dentists to either enroll in the program or officially opt out before they can prescribe medicine to Medicare patients.

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ADA Installs New Officers

Dr. Maxine Feinberg, who practices periodontics in Cranford, N.J., was installed as president of the American Dental Association (ADA) during a recent meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in San Antonio. Dr. Feinberg is the third female to serve as the president of the 158,000-member organization. At the same meeting, Dr. Carol Summerhays was installed as President-elect of the ADA, and Dr. Thomas Gamba was  installed as Second Vice President.

EBOLA: What You Need To Know:

A person infected with Ebola is not considered contagious until symptoms appear. Due to the virulent nature of the disease, it is highly unlikely that someone with Ebola symptoms will seek dental care when they are severely ill. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the ADA Division of Science, dental professionals are advised to take a medical history, including a travel history from their patients with symptoms in which a viral infection is suspected.

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Image Gently┬« Campaign Expands to Dentistry:Dental Professionals urged to Child-Size Radiation Dose 

Dental Associations Join Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging
The Image Gently® campaign has developed online educational and scientific materials to help dental professionals optimize radiation dose used in imaging exams performed on children. Image Gently has also produced downloadable materials to help parents ask more informed questions of their dental providers whenever scans are recommended for their children.

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