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Guide, webinar connects dentists with Medicaid resources

Monday, June 25, 2018

Dentists who are considering becoming Medicaid providers, or those who already are and need some guidance on the topic, can reference an ADA-developed website and no-cost webinar.

House passes legislative package addressing opioid crisis

Monday, June 25, 2018

The House of Representatives June 22 overwhelmingly passed a legislative package aimed at ending the nation's opioid epidemic and focused on expanding treatment and recovery initiatives and fighting synthetic drugs.

‘If I can do it, so can you’

Monday, June 25, 2018

Gulfport, Miss. — If there’s one thing Dr. Andrea Davis wished she had growing up in Mississippi, it’s a mentor.
“I do wish I had a mentor earlier,” she said. “I really didn’t have one until I was in dental school. When I was growing up, as a young African-American saying I wanted to be a dentist, I’d get looks saying ‘Yeah, right.’”
It’s for this reason that when Dr. Davis joined the 2013-14 class of the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership, she wanted to create a mentorship program in her community as her project.

Georgia law lets providers choose reimbursement method

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Atlanta — A new Georgia law enables health care providers to choose the method by which they are reimbursed by insurers for health services and prohibits insurance companies from requiring electronic payments/virtual credit cards as the only way to receive a claims payment.

July JADA: Periodontitis remains prevalent in U.S. adults

Sunday, June 24, 2018

An estimated 42 percent of U.S. adults age 30 years or over with one or more teeth have periodontitis, according to the July issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.
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