Preventing Opioid Abuse from the Dental Chair

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Dentistry is at a crossroads when it comes to prescribing opioids for dental pain. That’s why the American Dental Association (ADA) recently published an article by Dr. Joseph Crowley, ADA president, titled “Preventing Opioid Abuse from the Dental Chair,” along with ways for dentists to implement practices to help ensure safe and effective prescribing of pain medications. More than 42,000 …

ADA Workshop: Dentistry for the Modern Age

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Practice and teach at the cutting edge of dentistry. For dentists and dental educators looking to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in their fields, the American Dental Association (ADA) is hosting a workshop: Dentistry for the Modern Age. Practicing Dentists Dentists participating in the workshop stream How to Provide Excellent Care will learn how to apply the latest clinical …

New CE Rules for Dentists: What You Need to Know

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From the Winter 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In March 2016, a new requirement that dentists complete 30 hours of continuing education (CE) per two-year license renewal cycle took effect. Dentists should be aware of the following details from the CE rule: Who: Any dentist who holds an active dental license, including academic dentists. Retired and inactive licensees …

CDA Foundation Supports Hurricane and Fire Relief Efforts

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Recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico and fires in California have had a major effect on dentists and the dental profession. The American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation has stepped forward through its Emergency Disaster Grant, along with donations from dentists from across the country, to support relief efforts for to cover urgent personal needs. The CDA Foundation is …

Here’s What You Need to Comply With Section 1557

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A federal rule that implements Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect July 18. This part of the ACA prohibits discrimination in healthcare on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex, including discrimination based on pregnancy, gender identification and sex stereotyping. These prohibitions apply to any healthcare provider receiving certain funds through …