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ADA first dental organization to collaborate with health literacy resource

The ADA in July became the first dental organization to collaborate with Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation and Consumer Reports that aims to help patients make educated choices about health care.
Monday, July 4, 2016/Author: ADAA ADAA/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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ADA president urges dentists to renew commitment to prevent opioid abuse

ADA President Carol Gomez Summerhays July 5 urged dentists everywhere to take steps to help prevent the widespread abuse of opioid pain medications, according to a Dear Colleague letter published in ADA News.
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A message from the ADA president

We have all heard the stories of celebrities who have died from overdosing on prescription painkillers. The stories are tragic, and they are not limited to the rich and famous. In 2014, over 47,000 people died from drug overdoses, and 40 percent of those (18,893 deaths) involved opioid analgesics, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This doesn't count the nearly 2 million Americans the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration said reported abusing or being dependent on prescription pain relievers.
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Connecticut pediatric fee schedule reduction postponed until Sept. 1

The Connecticut Department of Social Services announced June 30 that it is reconsidering reducing pediatric dental Medicaid reimbursement rates based on feedback from dentists and other oral health constituents.
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Updated ACA mandate takes effect July 18

The federal Office for Civil Rights has issued a final rule prohibiting health care entities that receive federal financial assistance from discriminating based on age, race, color, nationality, disability or gender.
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