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Recreational cannabis, used often, increases risk of gum disease

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Recreational use of cannabis -- including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil -- increases the risk of gum disease, shows a new study.

Comments sought on proposed change in calculating CE time, credits

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition is seeking comments through July 21 on a proposal to reduce the minimum length of CE courses and the increments in which how CE credits are awarded under the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program.

‘Extraordinarily gifted’ Dr. Patricia Blanton recipient of Distinguished Service Award

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Charleston, S.C. — Dr. Patricia L. Blanton said being a woman in dentistry has never exposed her to prejudice or biases.

Rather, she has seen what she called “the pervasive bigotry of low expectations,” and encourages all her students to do the best they can and surpass those expectations.

Surpassing expectations has defined Dr. Blanton’s life, and for that the ADA Board of Trustees will bestow upon her the ADA Distinguished Service Award at ADA 2017 – America’s Dental Meeting this October for Dr. Blanton’s lifelong devotion to advancing the art and science of dentistry.

Washington state enacts legislation to protect patient-dentist relationship

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A new law in Washington confirms dentists' rights to contract with third parties for business support and reaffirms existing state law that prohibits unlicensed persons and non-professional entities from interfering with a licensed dentist's independent judgment on patient care.

ADA and dental organizations to consolidate annual meetings

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

To maximize the impact of the meeting experience, six dental professional organizations, including the ADA, are collaborating to combine three dental conferences in 2019 and two in 2020.
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