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FDI President Dr. Kathryn Kell globetrotting to spread the importance of oral health

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Dr. Kell, the ADA's 10th District trustee from 2004-08, is in the middle of a two-year term as president of the FDI World Dental Federation, the principal representative body for more than 1 million dentists worldwide in more than 130 countries, including the U.S.

Unwise opioids for wisdom teeth: Study shows link to long-term use in teens and young adults

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Getting wisdom teeth removed may be a rite of passage for many teens and young adults, but the opioid painkiller prescriptions that many receive could set them on a path to long-term opioid use, a new study finds. Young people ages 13 to 30 who filled an opioid prescription immediately before or after they had their wisdom teeth out were nearly 2.7 times as likely as peers to still be filling opioid prescriptions months later.

IRS, Treasury issue guidance on pass-through deductions

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

In a conference call with the Association and other stakeholders, the Internal Revenue Service confirmed Aug. 8 that small businesses with income below $315,000 for joint filers and $157,500 for single filers will be eligible for a 20 percent tax deduction on pass-through income.

'The future is bright'

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Despite all of the challenges facing the profession and all of the disruptions that could dramatically change the business and practice of dentistry, Dr. Jeffrey Cole says they don't keep him awake late at night.

CDC seeks comments on proposed control range for fluoride in water

Monday, August 6, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comments on a proposed updated operational control range around optimal fluoride concentration in community water systems.
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