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Entries in ADA news (11)


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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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.


Early Childhood Caries Trending Down in Children According to ADA Report


The American Dental Association (ADA) is encouraged that preliminary data presented at the "Innovations in the Prevention and Treatment of Early Childhood Caries" conference on October 23 shows a downward trend in early childhood caries (cavities) in the United States and indicates progress in ensuring that kids are getting needed dental treatment.

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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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