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Entries in ADA news (16)


Use this Free Online Video to Teach Your Patients How to Brush Properly

No doubt you have heard countless times from your patients: “What is the right way to brush your teeth?” Instead of spending time pulling together resources why not show them a free one-minute video on how to brush. Simply go to and they can watch ADA Spokesperson Dr. Ruchi Sahota demonstrate the proper techniques, which includes brushing for two minutes, two times a day.
And while you are visiting Mouth Healthy, don’t forget to download and print for your patient this helpful infographic on brushing!

More Tax News: Section 179 Expensing Tax Provision Set to Be Extended for 2014

The American Dental Association is pleased to announce that Congress has just passed H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 which has extended the Section 179 expensing tax provision for 2014. ADA has worked hard to ensure passage of this bill, which will allow small businesses to write off up to $500,000 of capital investment in 2014. ADA members though sent over 8,500 emails to Congress in the last month urging lawmakers to extend this important provision.

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ADA Fee Survey


The 2013 Survey of Dental Fees is free and downloadable for ADA/WSDA members. The annual report includes national average fees broken down for both general practitioners and each of the six specialties.

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Medicaid Tools Available to State Associations

The ADA's Action for Dental Health Medicaid Initiative has two ultimate goals: increase the number of dentists participating in Medicaid and the number of dental services provided to the Medicaid patient population.

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