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National Tooth Fairy Day

Get ready for National Tooth Fairy Day on August 22 by evaluating how your pediatric patients and their families can improve their oral health routines. Making it fun for little ones will go a long way in helping children establish positive…

Hepatitis Seminar for Dental Professionals – OSAP

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), the advocate for The Safest Dental Visit™, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), is presenting a…

50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid

Today, on July 30th, Oral Health America, together with Decisions in Dentistry and other organizations and individuals across the country celebrate the 50th birthday of Medicare and Medicaid. In 1965 more than half of older adults in the US…

Name the DTA Foundation Girl

The Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) is asking the public to help name its DTA Foundation Girl, who provides a graphic representation of the effects of poor oral health on overall health. As her popularity grows, the organization has decided she…

Natural Chemicals May Disrupt Decay

While licorice may raise the risk of dental caries, a chemical found in licorice root may prevent plaque buildup on teeth. According to researchers at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, the natural chemical trans-chalcone blocks the…

18th annual Dr. James J. Crawford Award

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP.org) has named Executive Director Therese Long, MBA, CAE, as the recipient of the 18th annual Dr. James J. Crawford Award. Honoring lifetime achievement in the field of dental…

OSAP Emerging Leader Award

The inaugural Emerging Infection Control Leader Award was presented during the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention’s annual symposium, held May 28–30 in Baltimore. The goal for the award is to help develop and promote the next…

ADA Names New Scientific Information Director

The American Dental Association (ADA) has announced Ruth Lipman, PhD, as its new director of scientific information. Lipman’s duties will include managing the development, review and publication of objective scientific information for the…

Dental Home Day Brings Extended Care to Washington

Research demonstrates the importance of establishing a dental home by age 1 as a way to help ensure a lifetime of oral health. Recognizing this, Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children — the foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric…