Professional society representing the field of dentistry.
Individuals licensed to practice DENTISTRY.
The principles of proper professional conduct concerning the rights and duties of the dentist, relations with patients and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the dentist in patient care and interpersonal relations with patient families. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of dentistry.
An approach or process of practicing oral health care that requires the judicious integration of systematic assessments of clinical relevant scientific evidence, relating to the patient's oral and medical condition and history, with the dentist's clinical expertise and the patient's treatment needs and preferences. (from J Am Dent Assoc 134: 689, 2003)
Educational programs for dental graduates entering a specialty. They include formal specialty training as well as academic work in the clinical and basic dental sciences, and may lead to board certification or an advanced dental degree.
Use for articles concerning dental education in general.
Societies whose membership is limited to dentists.
The profession concerned with the teeth, oral cavity, and associated structures, and the diagnosis and treatment of their diseases including prevention and the restoration of defective and missing tissue.
The study of laws, theories, and hypotheses through a systematic examination of pertinent facts and their interpretation in the field of dentistry. (From Jablonski, Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982, p674)
Insurance providing coverage for dental care.
The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a dental school.
The total of dental diagnostic, preventive, and restorative services provided to meet the needs of a patient (from Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982).
Nonspecialized dental practice which is concerned with providing primary and continuing dental care.
The term "United States" in a medical context often refers to the country where a patient or study participant resides, and is not a medical term per se, but relevant for epidemiological studies, healthcare policies, and understanding differences in disease prevalence, treatment patterns, and health outcomes across various geographic locations.
Patterns of practice in dentistry related to diagnosis and treatment.
Individuals enrolled a school of dentistry or a formal educational program in leading to a degree in dentistry.
A dental specialty concerned with the maintenance of the dental pulp in a state of health and the treatment of the pulp cavity (pulp chamber and pulp canal).
Amounts charged to the patient as payer for dental services.
Persons trained in an accredited school or dental college and licensed by the state in which they reside to provide dental prophylaxis under the direction of a licensed dentist.
Facilities for the performance of services related to dental treatment but not done directly in the patient's mouth.
Facilities where dental care is provided to patients.
Personnel whose work is prescribed and supervised by the dentist.
Educational programs designed to inform dentists of recent advances in their fields.
Various branches of dental practice limited to specialized areas.
Localized destruction of the tooth surface initiated by decalcification of the enamel followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures and leading to cavity formation. If left unchecked, the cavity may penetrate the enamel and dentin and reach the pulp.
Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.
The granting of a license to practice dentistry.
A range of methods used to reduce pain and anxiety during dental procedures.
The process of choosing employees for specific types of employment. The concept includes recruitment.
Female dentists.
Dental care for patients with chronic diseases. These diseases include chronic cardiovascular, endocrinologic, hematologic, immunologic, neoplastic, and renal diseases. The concept does not include dental care for the mentally or physically disabled which is DENTAL CARE FOR DISABLED.
The giving of attention to the special dental needs of children, including the prevention of tooth diseases and instruction in dental hygiene and dental health. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.
A course of study offered by an educational institution.
Financial support for training including both student stipends and loans and training grants to institutions.
A richly vascularized and innervated connective tissue of mesodermal origin, contained in the central cavity of a tooth and delimited by the dentin, and having formative, nutritive, sensory, and protective functions. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
Educational programs designed to ensure that students attain prespecified levels of competence in a given field or training activity. Emphasis is on achievement or specified objectives.

Developing a protocol for an educational software competition. (1/29)

This project developed a protocol for the inaugural Instructional Software Competition of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). The evaluation instrument was derived from the Guidelines for the Design of Educational Software developed by the ANSI-accredited Standards Committee for Dental Informatics. Eleven judges were calibrated in a conference call and rated a total of 30 submissions using a 66-question instrument. The maximum score was 204 points. The mean score of WWW-based programs was 106.7 points, and of CD-ROM-based programs 109.5 points. The summative review of the judging process identified several potential improvements, such as distinguishing between standalone programs and educational support material; increasing the number of answer choices on rating scales; differential weighting of criteria; and a more discriminative approach to judging formative and summative evaluations. We plan to improve the protocol by supporting the process through a Web-based application; calibrating judges with an online handbook; improving and adapting the rating instrument itself; using at least three judges for each program; and conducting a measurement study.  (+info)

Trends in dental specialty education and practice, 1990-99. (2/29)

Policy issues related to dental specialty education and practice have been the responsibility of the American Dental Association's Council on Dental Education and Licensure. In 2001, the council concluded a comprehensive study of the ADA-recognized dental specialties that included a review of specialty practice and the practice environment, membership in specialty organizations, requirements and trends in board certification, advances in research and technology related to each specialty, and trends in advanced specialty education. This paper provides an overview of the results of this study and the council's analysis of data and information provided by the dental specialty organizations and the ADA Survey Center with an emphasis on dental specialty education. The council concluded that none of the dental specialties should be considered for rerecognition, but identified concerns regarding the shortage of qualified faculty and educational program directors. As a result of the council's study, recommendations have been made to the dental specialty organizations and ADA-recognized dental specialty certifying boards that they continue to monitor the number of board-certified specialists and identify ways to increase the number of board-certified specialists.  (+info)

Financial management and dental school strength, Part I: Strategy. (3/29)

The ultimate goal of financial management in a dental school is to accumulate assets that are available for strategic growth, which is a parallel objective to the profit motive in business. Budget development is often grounded in an income statement framework where the goal is to match revenues and expenses. Only when a balance sheet perspective (assets = liabilities + equity) is adopted can strategic growth be fully addressed. Four views of budgeting are presented in this article: 1) covering expenses, 2) shopping, 3) strategic support, and 4) budgeting as strategy. These perceptions of the budgeting process form a continuum, moving from a weak strategic position (covering expenses) to a strong one (budgeting as strategy) that encourages the accumulation of assets that build equity in the organization.  (+info)

Financial management and dental school equity, Part II: Tactics. (4/29)

Financial management includes all processes that build organizations' equity through accumulating assets in strategically important areas. The tactical aspects of financial management are budget deployment and monitoring. Budget deployment is the process of making sure that costs are fairly allocated. Budget monitoring addresses issues of effective uses and outcomes of resources. This article describes contemporary deployment and monitoring mechanisms, including revenue positive and marginal analysis, present value, program phases, options logic, activity-based costing, economic value added, cost of quality, variance reconciliation, and balanced scorecards. The way financial decisions are framed affects comparative decision-making and even influences the arithmetic of accounting. Familiarity with these concepts should make it possible for dental educators to more fully participate in discussions about the relationships between budgeting and program strategy.  (+info)

Incorporating bioterrorism training into dental education: report of ADA-ADEA terrorism and mass casualty curriculum development workshop. (5/29)

Numerous areas have been identified in which the dental profession may be called upon to assist in the event of a major terrorism attack. In order to successfully fulfill these roles, dentists and dental students must be adequately prepared. Dental schools play a vital role in this preparation. Participants in an ADA-ADEA workshop reached consensus that all dental students should be trained in a core set of competencies enabling them to respond to a significant bioterrorism attack, help contain the spread of the attack, and participate in surveillance activities as appropriate upon direction of proper authorities. Further emergency response training should be available to individuals interested in gaining additional knowledge and skills to assist in response to an attack. Participants also concluded that, where possible, training should be seamlessly implemented into the current curriculum without the addition of new courses; however, the group also recognized the possible need for alternative models at some dental schools. Challenges to implementing bioterrorism training into the dental school curriculum include regional variation, management of the basic science curriculum, and financial considerations. The development of an exportable training package will be considered and funding sources explored in moving forward with the development of a curriculum.  (+info)

Applying DICOM to dentistry. (6/29)

There are more than 160,000 dentists licensed in the United States. For the dental patient, the dentist is both radiologist and treating clinician. The American Dental Association (ADA) has been a member of the Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) Standard Committee since 1996. DICOM v.3 provides image object definitions for digital transmission radiography (Dx) with special categorization for intraoral projections (Io), and it also provides for color photography used in dentistry. Digital dental radiographs include transmission images of the head and jaws, pantomography, tomography and cone-beam computed tomography. In 2000, the ADA resolved to strive for interoperability of digital dental images, using the DICOM Standard as the backbone of the effort. ADA Working Group 12.1 was tasked with development of specifications and also with educating the dental profession concerning digital image interoperability. DICOM-related interoperability demonstrations are now a part of the ADA Annual Congress, in the form of seminar and as a noncommercial exhibit.  (+info)

Scope of practice comparison: a tool for curriculum decision making. (7/29)

The proportion of claims filed for specific dental procedures (ADA codes # 05110, 05120, 03320, 03330, 04260, 02150) between January 1, 2000 and June 30, 2004 by Texas general practitioners participating in a preferred provider network was compared to the proportion of these procedures performed by students graduating from the three Texas dental schools during the same period. Analysis of the data revealed that Texas dental students provide class two amalgam restorations in permanent teeth (02150) at approximately the same frequency as Texas general practitioners. Both groups provide periodontal osseous surgery (04260) at an extremely low frequency (<0.02% of total procedures). Bicuspid endodontic procedures (03320) were performed at a slightly higher frequency by students (0.43% of all procedures) than by general practitioners (0.36% of all procedures), and molar endodontic procedures (03330) were performed at a slightly higher frequency by general practitioners (0.65%) than by students (0.36%). Significant discrepancies between the groups were noted for the two complete denture procedures (05110, 05120). Students provided these procedures at frequencies fifteen times (05110) and twenty-five times (05120) greater than general practitioners. Dental schools should use data provided by scope of practice analyses to help determine an appropriate breadth and depth for their educational programs.  (+info)

A review of exam accommodations for dental students with disabilities. (8/29)

The purpose of this investigation was to determine the extent to which testing accommodations are granted for students with disabilities in the dental predoctoral and doctoral settings. The investigator aimed to examine both the types of accommodations granted and estimate the number of students seeking accommodations due to a physical or learning disability. To address the research purpose, surveys were sent to the ADA and to each of the ten independent state and four regional dental licensing boards. During the five-year study period (1998-2003), there were 508 requests for accommodations on the Dental Admission Test (DAT) from 49,211 applicants (1.03 percent), 235 accommodation requests for the National Board Dental Examination, Part I from 54,750 applicants (0.43 percent), and 150 accommodation requests for the National Board Dental Examination, Part II from among 40,412 applicants (0.37 percent). Three of the fourteen U.S. licensing agencies (21.4 percent) kept no records, and eleven (78.6 percent) maintained some records. Unfortunately, a rigorous analysis of the impact that the Americans with Disabilities Act has had on standardized testing in dental education cannot be completed because of a lack of data available from the testing agencies.  (+info)

The American Dental Association (ADA) is not a medical condition or diagnosis. It is the largest professional organization of dentists in the United States, with the mission to serve and advance the dental profession, promote oral health, and protect the public. The ADA develops and publishes guidelines and standards for the practice of dentistry, provides continuing education opportunities for dentists, advocates for oral health legislation and policies, and engages in scientific research and evidence-based dentistry.

A dentist is a healthcare professional who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions that affect the oral cavity and maxillofacial region. This includes the teeth, gums, jaw, and related structures. Dentists are trained to provide a wide range of services, including:

1. Routine dental exams and cleanings
2. Fillings, crowns, and other restorative treatments
3. Root canals and extractions
4. Dental implants and dentures
5. Orthodontic treatment (braces, aligners)
6. Treatment of gum disease
7. Oral cancer screenings
8. Cosmetic dental procedures (teeth whitening, veneers)
9. Management of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
10. Emergency dental care

To become a dentist, one must complete a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree from an accredited dental school and pass written and clinical exams to obtain licensure in their state. Many dentists also choose to specialize in a particular area of dentistry, such as orthodontics, oral surgery, or pediatric dentistry, by completing additional training and residency programs.

Dental ethics refers to the principles and rules that guide the conduct of dental professionals in their interactions with patients, colleagues, and society. These ethical standards are designed to promote trust, respect, and fairness in dental care, and they are often based on fundamental ethical principles such as autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice.

Autonomy refers to the patient's right to make informed decisions about their own health care, free from coercion or manipulation. Dental professionals have an obligation to provide patients with accurate information about their dental conditions and treatment options, so that they can make informed choices about their care.

Beneficence means acting in the best interests of the patient, and doing what is medically necessary and appropriate to promote their health and well-being. Dental professionals have a duty to provide high-quality care that meets accepted standards of practice, and to use evidence-based treatments that are likely to be effective.

Non-maleficence means avoiding harm to the patient. Dental professionals must take reasonable precautions to prevent injuries or complications during treatment, and they should avoid providing unnecessary or harmful treatments.

Justice refers to fairness and equity in the distribution of dental resources and services. Dental professionals have an obligation to provide care that is accessible, affordable, and culturally sensitive, and to advocate for policies and practices that promote health equity and social justice.

Dental ethics also encompasses issues related to patient confidentiality, informed consent, research integrity, professional competence, and boundary violations. Dental professionals are expected to adhere to ethical guidelines established by their professional organizations, such as the American Dental Association (ADA) or the British Dental Association (BDA), and to comply with relevant laws and regulations governing dental practice.

"Schools, Dental" is not a recognized medical term or concept. It seems that there might be some confusion in the terminology used. If you are referring to "Dental Schools," they are educational institutions that offer professional training programs in dentistry, leading to a degree in dental surgery (DDS) or dental medicine (DMD).

If you meant something else, please clarify the term or concept, and I would be happy to provide more information.

Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) is a systematic approach to professional dental practice that incorporates the best available scientific evidence from research, along with clinical expertise and patient values and preferences. The goal of EBD is to provide dental care that is safe, effective, efficient, and equitable. It involves the integration of three key components:

1. Clinical Judgment and Experience: The dentist's knowledge, training, and experience play a critical role in the application of evidence-based dentistry. Clinical expertise helps to identify patient needs, determine the most appropriate treatment options, and tailor care to meet individual patient preferences and values.
2. Patient Values and Preferences: EBD recognizes that patients have unique perspectives, values, and preferences that must be taken into account when making treatment decisions. Dentists should engage in shared decision-making with their patients, providing them with information about the benefits and risks of various treatment options and involving them in the decision-making process.
3. Best Available Scientific Evidence: EBD relies on high-quality scientific evidence from well-designed clinical studies to inform dental practice. This evidence is systematically reviewed, critically appraised, and applied to clinical decision-making. The strength of the evidence is evaluated based on factors such as study design, sample size, and statistical analysis.

In summary, Evidence-Based Dentistry is a method of practicing dentistry that combines clinical expertise, patient values and preferences, and the best available scientific evidence to provide high-quality, individualized care to dental patients.

"Dental, Graduate Education" refers to the post-baccalaureate programs of study and training that lead to an advanced degree in the field of dentistry. These programs are designed to prepare students for specialized dental practice, research, or teaching careers. Examples of graduate dental degrees include:

1. Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS): A professional doctoral degree that qualifies the graduate to practice general dentistry.
2. Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD): A professional doctoral degree equivalent to the DDS; awarded by some universities in the United States and several other countries.
3. Master of Science (MS) in Dentistry: An academic master's degree focused on research, teaching, or advanced clinical practice in a specific dental discipline.
4. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Dental Sciences: A research-oriented doctoral degree that prepares students for careers in academia, research institutions, or the dental industry.
5. Specialty Training Programs: Postgraduate residency programs that provide advanced training in one of the nine recognized dental specialties, such as orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, or pediatric dentistry. These programs typically lead to a certificate or a master's degree in the respective specialty area.

Graduate dental education usually involves a combination of classroom instruction, laboratory work, clinical experience, and research. Admission to these programs typically requires a DDS or DMD degree from an accredited dental school and satisfactory scores on the Dental Admission Test (DAT).

Dental education refers to the process of teaching, training, and learning in the field of dentistry. It involves a curriculum of academic and clinical instruction that prepares students to become licensed dental professionals, such as dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. Dental education typically takes place in accredited dental schools or programs and includes classroom study, laboratory work, and supervised clinical experience. The goal of dental education is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to deliver high-quality oral health care to patients and promote overall health and wellness.

A dental society is a professional organization composed of dentists who have come together to promote and advance the practice of dentistry. These societies can be local, regional, national or international in scope and may include general dentists as well as specialists in various fields of dentistry. The members of dental societies often engage in continuing education, advocacy, research, and community service activities to improve oral health and the delivery of dental care. Additionally, dental societies may establish guidelines for ethical practice and provide resources and support for their members.

Dentistry is the branch of medicine that is concerned with the examination, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity (mouth), including the teeth, gums, and other supporting structures. Dentists use a variety of treatments and procedures to help patients maintain good oral health and prevent dental problems from developing or worsening. These may include:

* Routine cleanings and checkups to remove plaque and tartar and detect any potential issues early on
* Fillings, crowns, and other restorative treatments to repair damaged teeth
* Root canal therapy to treat infected or inflamed tooth pulp
* Extractions of severely decayed or impacted teeth
* Dentures, bridges, and implants to replace missing teeth
* Orthodontic treatment to align crooked or misaligned teeth
* Treatment for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and other issues affecting the jaw and surrounding muscles

Dental health is an important part of overall health and well-being. Poor oral health has been linked to a variety of systemic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections. Regular dental checkups and good oral hygiene practices can help prevent these and other dental problems from developing.

Dental research is a scientific discipline that focuses on the study of teeth, oral health, and related diseases. It involves various aspects of dental sciences such as oral biology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, epidemiology, biomaterials, and biotechnology. The main aim of dental research is to improve oral health care, develop new diagnostic tools, prevent dental diseases, and create better treatment options for various dental conditions. Dental researchers may study topics such as tooth development, oral cancer, periodontal disease, dental caries (cavities), saliva composition, and the effects of nutrition on oral health. The findings from dental research can help improve dental care practices, inform public health policies, and advance our understanding of overall human health.

Dental insurance is a type of health insurance specifically designed to cover the costs associated with dental care. It typically helps pay for preventive, basic, and major restorative procedures, including routine checkups, cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, bridges, and in some cases, orthodontic treatment.

Dental insurance plans often have a network of participating dentists who agree to provide services at pre-negotiated rates, helping to keep costs down for both the insured individual and the insurance company. The plan may cover a certain percentage of the cost of each procedure or have set copayments and deductibles that apply.

Like other forms of insurance, dental insurance plans come with annual maximum coverage limits, which is the most the plan will pay for dental care within a given year. It's essential to understand the terms and conditions of your dental insurance policy to make informed decisions about your oral health care and maximize the benefits available to you.

The Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) is a division or department within a medical or dental school that focuses on the study, research, and practice of dental surgery. The faculty may be responsible for providing undergraduate and postgraduate education and training in dental surgery, as well as conducting research in this field.

Dental surgery encompasses various procedures related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and disorders that affect the teeth, gums, and other structures of the mouth and jaw. This may include procedures such as tooth extractions, root canals, dental implants, and oral cancer surgery, among others.

The Faculty of Dental Surgery is typically composed of a group of dental surgeons who are experts in their field and have a commitment to advancing the practice of dental surgery through education, research, and clinical excellence. Members of the faculty may include professors, researchers, clinicians, and other professionals who are involved in the delivery of dental care.

Dental care refers to the practice of maintaining and improving the oral health of the teeth and gums. It involves regular check-ups, cleanings, and treatments by dental professionals such as dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants. Dental care also includes personal habits and practices, such as brushing and flossing, that help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Regular dental care is important for preventing common dental problems like cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. It can also help detect early signs of more serious health issues, such as oral cancer or diabetes, which can have symptoms that appear in the mouth.

Dental care may involve a range of treatments, from routine cleanings and fillings to more complex procedures like root canals, crowns, bridges, and implants. Dental professionals use various tools and techniques to diagnose and treat dental problems, including X-rays, dental impressions, and local anesthesia.

Overall, dental care is a critical component of overall health and wellness, as poor oral health has been linked to a range of systemic health issues, including heart disease, stroke, and respiratory infections.

"General practice dentistry" is a term used to describe the provision of primary dental care to patients of all ages. A general practice dentist provides a wide range of dental services, including preventative care (such as cleanings and fluoride treatments), restorative care (fillings, crowns, bridges), endodontics (root canals), oral surgery (extractions), periodontics (treatment of gum disease), prosthodontics (dentures, implants), and orthodontics (braces). They also diagnose and manage dental diseases and provide advice on oral health. General practice dentists aim to provide comprehensive and continuous care to their patients, coordinating with other dental and medical professionals as needed.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "United States" is a geopolitical entity, specifically the name of the country consisting of 50 states, and it is not a medical term or concept. Therefore, I can't provide a medical definition for it. If you have any questions related to health, medicine, or biology, I would be happy to try to help answer those!

Dentist's practice patterns refer to the typical habits, behaviors, and procedures followed by dental professionals when providing oral health care to patients. These patterns can encompass a wide range of factors, including:

1. Clinical Procedures: The types of dental treatments and services that a dentist routinely performs, such as fillings, crowns, root canals, extractions, cleanings, or orthodontic care.
2. Diagnostic Approaches: The methods used by the dentist to identify oral health issues, such as visual examinations, X-rays, or diagnostic tests.
3. Treatment Planning: How a dentist develops and communicates treatment plans to patients, including discussing various treatment options, potential risks and benefits, and costs.
4. Preventive Care: The emphasis placed on preventive dental care, such as regular cleanings, fluoride treatments, and patient education about oral hygiene practices.
5. Use of Technology: The adoption and integration of new technologies in dental practice, such as digital radiography, CAD/CAM systems for restorations, or 3D printing.
6. Referral Patterns: How often a dentist refers patients to specialists for more complex treatments, and which specialists they typically refer to.
7. Patient Communication: The manner in which a dentist communicates with patients, including explaining procedures, discussing treatment plans, and addressing concerns or questions.
8. Record Keeping: The systems used by the dentist to maintain patient records, including electronic health records (EHRs), treatment notes, and communication with other healthcare providers.
9. Infection Control: The practices and protocols in place to prevent the spread of infectious diseases within the dental practice.
10. Practice Management: The business aspects of running a dental practice, such as scheduling, billing, insurance management, and staffing.

Understanding dentist's practice patterns can provide valuable insights into the quality and consistency of dental care provided by different practitioners, as well as help identify areas for improvement in dental education, policy, and research.

I'm happy to help! However, I believe there may be a slight misunderstanding in your question. "Students, Dental" is not a medical term or definition. Instead, it likely refers to individuals who are studying to become dental professionals, such as dentists, dental hygienists, or dental assistants.

If you're looking for information about dental education or the field of dentistry, I would be happy to provide some resources or answer any questions you may have!

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases or injuries of the dental pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue) and the tissues surrounding the root of the tooth. The most common endodontic procedure is root canal therapy, which involves removing infected or inflamed pulp tissue from within the tooth, cleaning and shaping the root canals, and filling and sealing the space to prevent reinfection. Endodontists are dental specialists who have undergone additional training in this field beyond dental school.

Dental fees refer to the charges that dentists or dental professionals bill for their services, procedures, or treatments. These fees can vary based on several factors such as:

1. Location: Dental fees may differ depending on the region or country where the dental practice is located due to differences in cost of living and local market conditions.
2. Type of procedure: The complexity and duration of a dental treatment will impact the fee charged for that service. For example, a simple teeth cleaning will have a lower fee compared to more complex procedures like root canals or dental implants.
3. Dental professional's expertise and experience: Highly skilled and experienced dentists may charge higher fees due to their superior level of knowledge and proficiency in performing various dental treatments.
4. Type of dental practice: Fees for dental services at a private practice may differ from those charged by a community health center or non-profit organization.
5. Dental insurance coverage: The amount of coverage provided by a patient's dental insurance plan can also affect the final out-of-pocket cost for dental care, which in turn influences the fees that dentists charge.

Dental fee schedules are typically established by individual dental practices based on these factors and may be periodically updated to reflect changes in costs or market conditions. Patients should consult their dental providers to understand the specific fees associated with any recommended treatments or procedures.

A dental hygienist is a licensed healthcare professional who works as part of the dental team, providing educational, clinical, and therapeutic services to prevent and control oral diseases. They are trained and authorized to perform various duties such as:

1. Cleaning and polishing teeth (prophylaxis) to remove plaque, calculus, and stains.
2. Applying fluoride and sealants to protect tooth surfaces from decay.
3. Taking dental radiographs (x-rays) to help diagnose dental issues.
4. Providing oral health education, including proper brushing, flossing techniques, and nutrition counseling.
5. Performing screenings for oral cancer and other diseases.
6. Documenting patient care and treatment plans in medical records.
7. Collaborating with dentists to develop individualized treatment plans for patients.
8. Managing infection control protocols and maintaining a safe, clean dental environment.
9. Providing supportive services, such as applying anesthetics or administering nitrous oxide, under the direct supervision of a dentist (depending on state regulations).

Dental hygienists typically work in private dental offices but can also be found in hospitals, clinics, public health settings, educational institutions, and research facilities. They must complete an accredited dental hygiene program and pass written and clinical exams to obtain licensure in their state of practice. Continuing education is required to maintain licensure and stay current with advancements in the field.

Dental laboratories are specialized facilities where dental technicians create and manufacture various dental restorations and appliances based on the specific measurements, models, and instructions provided by dentists. These custom-made dental products are designed to restore or replace damaged, missing, or decayed teeth, improve oral function, and enhance the overall appearance of a patient's smile.

Some common dental restorations and appliances produced in dental laboratories include:

1. Dental crowns: Artificial caps that cover and protect damaged or weakened teeth, often made from ceramics, porcelain, metal alloys, or a combination of materials.
2. Dental bridges: Fixed or removable appliances used to replace one or more missing teeth by connecting artificial teeth (pontics) to adjacent natural teeth or dental implants.
3. Dentures: Removable prosthetic devices that replace all or most of the upper and/or lower teeth, providing improved chewing function, speech clarity, and aesthetics.
4. Orthodontic appliances: Devices used to correct malocclusions (improper bites) and misaligned teeth, such as traditional braces, clear aligners, palatal expanders, and retainers.
5. Custom dental implant components: Specialized parts designed for specific implant systems, which are used in conjunction with dental implants to replace missing teeth permanently.
6. Night guards and occlusal splints: Protective devices worn during sleep to prevent or manage bruxism (teeth grinding) and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD).
7. Anti-snoring devices: Mandibular advancement devices that help reduce snoring by holding the lower jaw in a slightly forward position, preventing airway obstruction during sleep.
8. Dental whitening trays: Custom-fitted trays used to hold bleaching gel against tooth surfaces for professional teeth whitening treatments.
9. Specialty restorations: Including aesthetic veneers, inlays, onlays, and other customized dental solutions designed to meet specific patient needs.

Dental laboratories may be standalone facilities or part of a larger dental practice. They are typically staffed by skilled technicians who specialize in various aspects of dental technology, such as ceramics, orthodontics, implantology, and prosthodontics. Collaboration between dentists, dental specialists, and laboratory technicians ensures the highest quality results for patients undergoing restorative or cosmetic dental treatments.

A dental clinic is a healthcare facility that is primarily focused on providing oral health services to patients. These services may include preventative care, such as dental cleanings and exams, as well as restorative treatments like fillings, crowns, and bridges. Dental clinics may also offer specialized services, such as orthodontics, periodontics, or endodontics.

In a dental clinic, patients are typically seen by licensed dentists who have completed dental school and received additional training in their chosen area of specialty. Dental hygienists, dental assistants, and other support staff may also work in the clinic to provide care and assistance to patients.

Dental clinics can be found in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community health centers, private practices, and educational institutions. Some dental clinics may specialize in treating certain populations, such as children, elderly individuals, or low-income patients. Others may offer specialized services, such as oral surgery or cosmetic dentistry.

Overall, dental clinics play an important role in promoting oral health and preventing dental diseases and conditions. By providing access to high-quality dental care, dental clinics can help patients maintain healthy teeth and gums, prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and improve their overall quality of life.

Dental auxiliaries are healthcare professionals who provide support to dentists in the delivery of oral healthcare services. They work under the supervision of a licensed dentist and perform tasks that require specific technical skills and knowledge. Examples of dental auxiliaries include dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental lab technicians.

Dental hygienists are responsible for providing preventive dental care to patients, including cleaning teeth, taking x-rays, and educating patients on oral hygiene practices. They may also perform certain clinical procedures under the direct supervision of a dentist.

Dental assistants work closely with dentists during dental procedures, preparing instruments, mixing materials, and providing patient care. They may also perform administrative tasks such as scheduling appointments and managing patient records.

Dental lab technicians create dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures based on impressions taken by the dentist. They use a variety of materials and techniques to fabricate these devices with precision and accuracy.

It's important to note that the specific roles and responsibilities of dental auxiliaries may vary depending on the jurisdiction and local regulations.

Continuing dental education (CDE) refers to the ongoing education and training that dentists and other oral health professionals engage in after completing their initial professional degrees. The purpose of CDE is to help these professionals stay current with advances in dental technology, research, and patient care so they can continue to provide the highest quality of care to their patients.

CDE programs may cover a wide range of topics, including new techniques for treating oral diseases, advances in dental materials and equipment, ethical issues in dental practice, and strategies for managing a successful dental practice. These programs may take many forms, such as lectures, workshops, seminars, online courses, or hands-on training sessions.

In most states, dentists are required to complete a certain number of CDE credits each year in order to maintain their licensure. This helps ensure that all dental professionals are up-to-date on the latest research and best practices in their field, which ultimately benefits patients by promoting better oral health outcomes.

Dental specialties are recognized areas of expertise in dental practice that require additional training and education beyond the general dentist degree. The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes nine dental specialties:

1. Dental Public Health: This specialty focuses on preventing oral diseases and promoting oral health through population-level interventions, research, and policy development.
2. Endodontics: Endodontists are experts in diagnosing and treating tooth pain and performing root canal treatments to save infected or damaged teeth.
3. Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: This specialty involves the diagnosis and management of diseases that affect the oral cavity, jaws, and face, using clinical, radiographic, and microscopic examination techniques.
4. Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology: Oral and maxillofacial radiologists use advanced imaging technologies to diagnose and manage conditions affecting the head and neck region.
5. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Oral surgeons perform surgical procedures on the face, jaws, and mouth, including tooth extractions, jaw alignment surgeries, and cancer treatments.
6. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics: Orthodontists specialize in diagnosing and treating dental and facial irregularities, using appliances such as braces and aligners to straighten teeth and correct bite problems.
7. Pediatric Dentistry: Pediatric dentists are trained to care for the oral health needs of children, including those with special health care needs.
8. Periodontics: Periodontists diagnose and treat gum diseases, place dental implants, and perform surgical procedures to regenerate lost tissue and bone support around teeth.
9. Prosthodontics: Prosthodontists are experts in replacing missing teeth and restoring damaged or worn-out teeth using crowns, bridges, dentures, and implant-supported restorations.

Dental caries, also known as tooth decay or cavities, refers to the damage or breakdown of the hard tissues of the teeth (enamel, dentin, and cementum) due to the activity of acid-producing bacteria. These bacteria ferment sugars from food and drinks, producing acids that dissolve and weaken the tooth structure, leading to cavities.

The process of dental caries development involves several stages:

1. Demineralization: The acidic environment created by bacterial activity causes minerals (calcium and phosphate) to be lost from the tooth surface, making it weaker and more susceptible to decay.
2. Formation of a white spot lesion: As demineralization progresses, a chalky white area appears on the tooth surface, indicating early caries development.
3. Cavity formation: If left untreated, the demineralization process continues, leading to the breakdown and loss of tooth structure, resulting in a cavity or hole in the tooth.
4. Infection and pulp involvement: As the decay progresses deeper into the tooth, it can reach the dental pulp (the soft tissue containing nerves and blood vessels), causing infection, inflammation, and potentially leading to toothache, abscess, or even tooth loss.

Preventing dental caries involves maintaining good oral hygiene, reducing sugar intake, using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash, and having regular dental check-ups and cleanings. Early detection and treatment of dental caries can help prevent further progression and more severe complications.

African Americans are defined as individuals who have ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa. This term is often used to describe people living in the United States who have total or partial descent from enslaved African peoples. The term does not refer to a single ethnicity but is a broad term that includes various ethnic groups with diverse cultures, languages, and traditions. It's important to note that some individuals may prefer to identify as Black or of African descent rather than African American, depending on their personal identity and background.

Dental licensure is the process by which a state or jurisdiction grants a dental professional the authority to practice dentistry within its borders. In order to obtain a dental license, individuals must meet certain education, examination, and other requirements established by the licensing body. These requirements typically include graduation from an accredited dental school, passing written and clinical examinations, and completion of continuing education courses.

The purpose of dental licensure is to protect the public by ensuring that dental professionals have the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide safe and effective dental care. Licensing boards are responsible for enforcing standards of practice and disciplining dentists who engage in unprofessional or unethical conduct.

It's important to note that dental licensure requirements may vary from state to state, so it's essential for dental professionals to familiarize themselves with the specific requirements of the state(s) in which they intend to practice.

Dental anesthesia is a type of local or regional anesthesia that is specifically used in dental procedures to block the transmission of pain impulses from the teeth and surrounding tissues to the brain. The most common types of dental anesthesia include:

1. Local anesthesia: This involves the injection of a local anesthetic drug, such as lidocaine or prilocaine, into the gum tissue near the tooth that is being treated. This numbs the area and prevents the patient from feeling pain during the procedure.
2. Conscious sedation: This is a type of minimal sedation that is used to help patients relax during dental procedures. The patient remains conscious and can communicate with the dentist, but may not remember the details of the procedure. Common methods of conscious sedation include nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedatives.
3. Deep sedation or general anesthesia: This is rarely used in dental procedures, but may be necessary for patients who are extremely anxious or have special needs. It involves the administration of drugs that cause a state of unconsciousness and prevent the patient from feeling pain during the procedure.

Dental anesthesia is generally safe when administered by a qualified dentist or oral surgeon. However, as with any medical procedure, there are risks involved, including allergic reactions to the anesthetic drugs, nerve damage, and infection. Patients should discuss any concerns they have with their dentist before undergoing dental anesthesia.

"Personnel Selection," in a medical context, refers to the process of choosing and hiring healthcare professionals for various positions within a healthcare organization or setting. This process typically involves several steps, including job analysis, recruitment, application screening, interviews, testing, background checks, and reference checks. The goal is to identify and select the most qualified, competent, and suitable candidates who possess the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors to perform the job duties effectively and safely, while also aligning with the organization's mission, values, and culture. Personnel selection in healthcare aims to ensure high-quality patient care, improve patient outcomes, reduce medical errors, and enhance overall organizational performance.

A dentist is a healthcare professional who specializes in diagnosing, preventing, and treating diseases and conditions related to the oral cavity and maxillofacial region. The term "women" refers to an individual who identifies as female. Therefore, "Dentists, Women" specifically refers to female dental professionals who provide dental care. They are trained to perform various procedures such as teeth cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals, and fitting of dental appliances. Additionally, women dentists may specialize in certain areas of dentistry, including orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, or periodontics. They are committed to promoting good oral health and preventing dental diseases in their patients.

Dental care for chronically ill refers to the oral health management and treatment provided to individuals who have chronic medical conditions. These patients often require specialized dental care due to their increased risk of developing oral health problems as a result of their underlying medical condition or its treatment. The goal of dental care for the chronically ill is to prevent and manage dental diseases, such as tooth decay and gum disease, in order to maintain overall health and quality of life. This may involve close collaboration between dental professionals, physicians, and other healthcare providers to ensure that the patient's oral health needs are being met in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.

Dental care for children, also known as pediatric dentistry, is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the oral health of children from infancy through adolescence. The medical definition of dental care for children includes:

1. Preventive Dentistry: This involves regular dental check-ups, professional cleaning, fluoride treatments, and sealants to prevent tooth decay and other dental diseases. Parents are also educated on proper oral hygiene practices for their children, including brushing, flossing, and dietary habits.
2. Restorative Dentistry: If a child develops cavities or other dental problems, restorative treatments such as fillings, crowns, or pulpotomies (baby root canals) may be necessary to restore the health and function of their teeth.
3. Orthodontic Treatment: Many children require orthodontic treatment to correct misaligned teeth or jaws. Early intervention can help guide proper jaw development and prevent more severe issues from developing later on.
4. Habit Counseling: Dental care for children may also involve habit counseling, such as helping a child stop thumb sucking or pacifier use, which can negatively impact their oral health.
5. Sedation and Anesthesia: For children who are anxious about dental procedures or have special needs, sedation or anesthesia may be used to ensure their comfort and safety during treatment.
6. Emergency Care: Dental care for children also includes emergency care for injuries such as knocked-out teeth, broken teeth, or severe toothaches. Prompt attention is necessary to prevent further damage and alleviate pain.
7. Education and Prevention: Finally, dental care for children involves educating parents and children about the importance of good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups to maintain optimal oral health throughout their lives.

In the context of medical education, a curriculum refers to the planned and organized sequence of experiences and learning opportunities designed to achieve specific educational goals and objectives. It outlines the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that medical students or trainees are expected to acquire during their training program. The curriculum may include various components such as lectures, small group discussions, clinical rotations, simulations, and other experiential learning activities. It is typically developed and implemented by medical education experts and faculty members in consultation with stakeholders, including learners, practitioners, and patients.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Training Support" is not a medical term per se. It is a more general term often used in various fields, including the medical field, to refer to services or resources provided to help individuals or organizations improve their skills and knowledge through training and development programs. This can include things like training materials, technology support, coaching, and other forms of assistance that help facilitate the learning process. However, a specific definition may vary depending on the context in which it is being used.

Dental pulp is the soft tissue located in the center of a tooth, surrounded by the dentin. It contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, and plays a vital role in the development and health of the tooth. The dental pulp helps to form dentin during tooth development and continues to provide nourishment to the tooth throughout its life. It also serves as a sensory organ, allowing the tooth to detect hot and cold temperatures and transmit pain signals to the brain. Injury or infection of the dental pulp can lead to serious dental problems, such as tooth decay or abscesses, and may require root canal treatment to remove the damaged tissue and save the tooth.

Competency-based education (CBE) is a teaching and learning approach that focuses on measuring and demonstrating specific skills, abilities, or knowledge competencies rather than solely on the amount of time spent in class or completing coursework. In this model, students progress through their education by mastering a series of clearly defined competencies at their own pace.

In medical education, CBE aims to ensure that healthcare professionals possess the necessary skills and knowledge to provide safe and effective patient care. Competency-based medical education often involves the use of direct assessments, such as objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), standardized patients, and workplace-based assessments, to evaluate students' competencies in various domains, including medical knowledge, communication, professionalism, and clinical skills.

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has identified six core competencies that residents must achieve during their training: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice. Competency-based medical education helps to ensure that these competencies are systematically assessed and developed throughout a trainee's educational journey.

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  • In addition, we assist our state dental hygienists' associations in their advocacy efforts to allow dental hygienists to practice to the full extent of their dental hygiene education and licensure. (
  • But, it is increasingly difficult to justify the expense when over $100.00 of the California Dental Association dues component is donated to politicians and my local component is giving $100 per year to a local state-funded Community College to fund Dental Hygienists education. (
  • Dental hygiene schools may also offer supervised, low-cost care as part of the training experience for dental hygienists. (
  • Although dentists and dental hygienists generally perform this type of examination/screening, other health care providers (i.e., nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians) could provide an oral cancer examination as part of a routine physical. (
  • The results of the national survey of dental hygienists were similar to the national survey of dentists regarding knowledge of the major risk factors for oral and pharyngeal cancers. (
  • However, some deficiencies were identified regarding oral cancer diagnostic procedures among dentists and dental hygienists. (
  • The ADA formally recognizes nine specialty areas of dental practice: dental public health, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, and oral and maxillofacial radiology. (
  • In 1985 the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) reviewed the transcript of the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) Workshop on the Biocompatibility of Metals in Dentistry 1 and the then available scientific literature and concluded that there was reasonable doubt about the safety of dental amalgam. (
  • Maggio is active with many dental organizations, including the American Dental Association , American Dental Education Association, American Academy of Periodontology, the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped-Dental Lifeline Network, Dental Assisting National Board, and the American Association of Dental Examiners. (
  • Messadi received her dental degree (BDS) from the Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Egypt. (
  • The American Dental Association (ADA) exists to power the profession of dentistry and to assist our members in advancing the overall oral health of their patients. (
  • We are strong advocates for our members - promoting the art and science of dentistry by supporting dental professionals through services like Find-a-Dentist, credentialing tools, Third Party Payer Concierge, contract review and much more. (
  • Warminster area restorative dentistry at Signature Dental of Bucks County can produce natural-looking results. (
  • Discover how the partnership of ADA, state and local dental societies is fueling the future of dentistry. (
  • Promote the importance of research as the foundation of dental education, and the of the science and practice of dentistry. (
  • After graduation with honors from New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Kaufman completed a general dental practice residency program at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. (
  • Dr. Stillman is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association. (
  • THE BEACON informs members about the latest issues affecting dentistry and dental benefits. (
  • With input from the ADA, the American Heart Association (AHA) released guidelines for the prevention of infective endocarditis in 2007,7 which were approved by the CSA as they relate to dentistry in 2008.8 These guidelines were updated by a 2021 scientific statement by the AHA that recommended no changes to the 2007 guideline recommendations. (
  • The American Dental Association (ADA) defines evidence-based dentistry (EBD) as "an approach to oral healthcare that requires the judicious integration of systematic assessments of clinically relevant scientific evidence, relating to the oral and medical condition and history, with the dentist's clinical expertise and the patient's treatment needs and preferences. (
  • State and federal legislation and policy affect your career by determining how and where you can practice dental hygiene. (
  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled full time in an accredited program in the U.S., and be eligible for dental hygiene licensure in the academic year the award is given. (
  • Kara graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor's degree in dental Hygiene. (
  • In January 2020, Kara left private practice dental hygiene and went to work in the public health field. (
  • The American Dental Association advocates a consistent and effective oral hygiene routine to help prevent oral health problems like gum disease and tooth decay. (
  • CDT 2023 is the complete upcoming edition of the most up-to-date codes and descriptors, and the Coding Companion Kit compiles hundreds of frequently asked coding questions and dental coding scenarios. (
  • Washington, D.C. - June 23, 2023 - Continuing the 2023 groundbreaking Optometry's Meeting, the American Optometric Association resumed optometry's work during the House of Delegates, kicked off the first symposium hosted by the Center for Independent Practice (CIP) providing insights to help drive practice success and recognized optometry's changemakers. (
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics advises against co-sleeping, the practice of infants and parents sleeping together (sometimes called bed sharing). (
  • Community water fluoridation is recommended by nearly all public health, medical, and dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and others as a safe, effective way to reduce decay. (
  • Member of: Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, ADA, SCADA, North Eastern Society of Periodontology, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. (
  • American Academy of Periodontology. (
  • The House of Delegates, the legislative body of the association, is composed of 460 delegates representing 53 constituent societies, five federal dental services and the American Student Dental Association. (
  • Dr. David Valen at his Warminster area dental implants practice offers extensive experience restoring your dental implant crown. (
  • He has published nationally and internationally, and presented in major meetings including the Greater New York Dental Meeting and the Annual Northeast Implant Symposium. (
  • ADA's Dental Implant Card consolidates implant restoration information in one place. (
  • Or, you may need to have the tooth pulled and replaced with a dental implant. (
  • Dental implant. (
  • Candidates for dental implants and mini-implants include partially and totally edentulous patients with proper bone height and width for implant placement. (
  • Its agenda includes funding dental research into the safety and effectiveness of amalgam and fluoride, supporting student loans and residency programs for future dentists, increased dental coverage from Medicaid and CHIP programs, reducing dental costs through reform of insurance and medical liability and through health information technology, and improving public health through water fluoridation, tobacco control, and disaster planning and response. (
  • In fact, as more and more communities have added fluoride to water supplies, our nation has seen a major decline in cavities and other dental problems. (
  • The American Dental Association (ADA) is pleased by the provisions related to dental amalgam included in the global mercury treaty signed by a representative of the United States on Nov. 6. (
  • The treaty upholds the use of dental amalgam, a durable, safe, effective cavity-filling material. (
  • Dental office best management practices established by the ADA can prevent up to 99% of waste amalgam from entering the environment through capture and recycling. (
  • In addition, raising global awareness of the importance of oral health to overall health, including how to prevent dental diseases, decreases the need for all cavity-filling restorative materials, including dental amalgam. (
  • Five products were also considered, including dental amalgam. (
  • Dental amalgam is made by combining metals such as silver, copper, tin, and zinc with elemental mercury. (
  • As such, dental amalgam has entirely different physical and chemical properties than mercury alone. (
  • Dental amalgam use in the U.S. has declined considerably over the past few decades primarily because people prefer more natural-looking, tooth colored materials. (
  • However, tooth-colored materials can be less durable, more costly and in some clinical situations not as effective as dental amalgam. (
  • More information on dental amalgam and other restorative materials may be found on . (
  • Since that time, there have been a series of published statements/articles from the American Dental Association (ADA) and Canadian Dental Association (CDA), all claiming that dental amalgam was safe for use as a filling material. (
  • The IAOMT acknowledges that primary pathological data linking mercury from dental amalgam with any specific disease is not available. (
  • This American Dental Association Special Report is of concern because it omits information and contains misinformation which misleads patients and dentists regarding amalgam safety. (
  • Not when used in dental amalgam. (
  • The ADA answer fails to mention that set dental amalgam continuously releases mercury. (
  • It is a fallacy that mercury is neutralized when it is combined with other components of silver dental amalgam. (
  • June 1, 2020, Alexandria, Va., USA - The American Association for Dental Research (AADR), along with other Americans across the country, is deeply saddened by the tragic death of George Floyd and the long history of unequal justice in our country that have led us to this moment. (
  • The American Association of Dental Boards has named a new president and a new secretary to its board of directors. (
  • James A. Sparks, DDS of Oklahoma, has been named president of the American Association of Dental Boards Board of Directors. (
  • The newest addition to the AADB Board of Directors is Frank Maggio, DDS, appointed secretary of the American Association of Dental Boards' Board of Directors. (
  • The Wyoming Dental Association Board of Directors took thoughtful care and time in making decisions that were very tough-- your leadership does not take this responsibility lightly and recognizes the gravity this viral pandemic has pressed upon us all. (
  • December 15, 2011 - New guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs steer dental professionals away from the perception that intravenous bisphosphonates are more likely to cause osteonecrosis of the jaw than oral ones. (
  • Federal affairs: Several military dental service leaders attended the ADA Council on Government Affairs meeting July 23 in person in Washington to discuss legislative and regulatory issues. (
  • Kara is a registered dental hygienist and worked in private practice for 12 ½ years. (
  • Involvement of the latter health care providers is essential because many individuals in high-risk groups visit them more frequently than a dentist or dental hygienist. (
  • The association's official publication is the Journal of the American Dental Association. (
  • Based in the American Dental Association Building in the Near North Side of Chicago, the ADA is the world's largest and oldest national dental association and promotes good oral health to the public while representing the dental profession. (
  • The messages stress that proper oral health involves daily dental care and regular visits to the veterinarian. (
  • The foundation's campaign complements the "Pets Need Dental Care, Too" campaign, sponsored by the AVMA, the American Veterinary Dental Society, and Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. during February, National Pet Dental Health Month. (
  • For more information on Pet Dental Health Month, visit . (
  • Instead, the treaty calls for signatory countries to set national objectives and implement programs aimed at dental caries prevention and health promotion. (
  • The primary goal of MIND the Future, a five-year grant supported by the NIDCR, is to establish a mentoring network that supports a diverse pool of early career investigators, including individuals from diverse backgrounds, in developing independent research careers dedicated to improving dental, oral and craniofacial health. (
  • Since the majority of dentists in North America rely on the guidelines of the leadership of the ADA, the CDA and the NIDR, it is imperative that these organizations be scientifically accurate when they make statements to the profession which can affect the public health. (
  • Health care reform's emphasis on prevention may prove an opportunity to expand the availability of preventive care by mid-level providers and in settings other than the dental practice, including schools. (
  • Watch Delta Dental of North Carolina and the American Diabetes Association Discuss the Important Connection Between Diabetes and Oral Health! (
  • Our goal is to provide quality dental care for your life-long oral health. (
  • The mission of ADEA is to lead institutions and individuals in the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research and the delivery of oral health care for the overall health and safety of the public. (
  • Support the academic dental community in its mission to meet the evolving oral health needs of a diverse society. (
  • The Significance of Dental Check-ups at Taher Family Dental Dental check-ups, often known as periodic examinations, are a crucial cornerstone in maintaining optimal oral health. (
  • 9 The AHA continues to recommend infective endocarditis prophylaxis "only for categories of patients at highest risk for adverse outcome while emphasizing the critical role of good oral health and regular access to dental care for all. (
  • Patients Rising co-founder, executive director Terry Wilcox, was presented with the AOA Health Care Leadership Award during AOA's House of Delegates for the organization's support and advocacy for the Dental and Optometric Care (DOC) Access Act. (
  • Your state or local health department may know of programs in your area that offer free or reduced-cost dental care. (
  • Throughout the past year our library administration has worked with the Association of Research Libraries to encourage and support the National Institutes of Health in its efforts to make the voluntary program of deposit into PubMed Central of funded research articles a requirement of the funding. (
  • The new guidelines , entitled "Managing the Care of Patients Receiving Antiresorptive Therapy for Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis," are posted on the ADA's Web site, and a summary appears in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association . (
  • Who is responsible ethically for patient care in a corporate dental practice in which I am an employee dentist? (
  • The Foundation provides grants for dental research, education, scholarships, access to care and charitable assistance programs such as relief grants to dentists and their dependents who are unable to support themselves due to injury, a medical condition or advanced age. (
  • Despite a focus on preventive care, dentists still spend more time filling cavities than preventing them, according to this article by Center Director of Research Nadereh Pourat in the Journal of the American Dental Association. (
  • PDC clinics provide dental care to Floridians in greatest need. (
  • Special Care for Special Needs Campaign is dedicated to improvement of medical and dental care for special needs patients as well as to improvement of their quality of life. (
  • It is designed to educate medical and dental professionals and general public about the specifics of medical and dental care of the people with various disabilities and to facilitate the access to such care for patients. (
  • Erickson Dental Technologies offers a wide range of IT support solutions to give your dental practice the hands-on care it deserves. (
  • This recognition is a testament to Dr. Drew's unwavering commitment to providing exceptional dental care and his dedication to his patients' well-being. (
  • Dr. Markarian spotlighted the AOA, ADA and Patients Rising-backed effort to pass the Dental and Optometric Care Access Act, bi-partisan legislation in the US House and Senate to crackdown on anti-doctor, anti-patient abuses of dental and vision benefits middlemen. (
  • Does NIDCR provide dental care? (
  • No, NIDCR does not provide dental care or financial assistance for care. (
  • Where can I find low-cost dental care? (
  • Dental schools often have clinics that allow dental students to gain experience treating patients while providing care at a reduced cost. (
  • This fact sheet suggests various local, state, and federal sources of low-cost dental care. (
  • By engaging dentists in private practice, the network is able to reach the site of dental care for concentrated groups of patients and to conduct research that spans the geographic, cultural, social, and rural/urban diversity of different patient populations. (
  • I confirm that I am currently working full time in a dental practice and I am an AADOM member in good standing. (
  • As the only chapter in Contra Costa County recognized by the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM), your practice will reap the valuable benefits from having your team member(s) join our elite group. (
  • At Signature Dental of Bucks County, we want you to have the straight teeth and beautiful smile you desire. (
  • The Contra Costa Chapter is committed to providing professional development and continuing education opportunities to Dental Office Managers and Administrative Professionals. (
  • Forming the AADR Committee on Diversity and Inclusion ( CDI ) to develop programs for promoting diversity and inclusion within AADR and the dental, oral and craniofacial research workforce. (
  • Paying tribute to AADR members of diverse backgrounds through the Faces of Dental Research project, which not only highlights the diversity of the dental, oral and craniofacial research workforce but also brings visibility to the contributions of researchers from underrepresented groups. (
  • Supporting diversity within the scientific pipeline by collaborating with federal research partners, such as the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). (
  • The Networks facilitate interactions between experienced investigators/mentors and early career-stage investigators and provide structured and unstructured activities to enhance development of professional skills and abilities in pursuing dental, oral, and craniofacial research careers. (
  • NIDCR sometimes seeks volunteers with specific dental, oral, and craniofacial conditions to participate in research studies, also known as clinical trials. (
  • Additionally, patient representatives serve on an advisory committee managed by the main funder of DPBRN activities, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. (
  • American Dental Association (ADA) Board Trustee Randall Markarian, DMD, M.S., met with AOA and affiliate leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. and called for an expanded patient safety advocacy alliance with the American Optometry Association (AOA). (
  • Four new codes to document 3D dental and facial surface scanning procedures: direct when the patient is present, and indirect when a physical model, such as a diagnostic cast, is involved. (
  • The follow-up investigation included review of medical records of the dentist and interviews of former staff on the infection-control procedures of the dental practice. (
  • Cite this: American Dental Association Updates Osteonecrosis Guidelines - Medscape - Dec 15, 2011. (
  • What are the ethical ramifications and suggested guidelines when a dental office is confirmed as having an active bedbug infestation? (
  • The ADA established rigorous guidelines for testing and advertising of dental products, and the first ADA Seal of Acceptance was awarded in 1931. (
  • 9 In 2017, the AHA and American College of Cardiology (ACC) published a focused update10 to their 2014 guidelines on the management of valvular heart disease that also reinforced the previous recommendations. (
  • Assessment of the Quality of Current American Dental Association Clinical Practice Guidelines. (
  • It is the largest and oldest national dental association in the world and is committed to both the public and the dental profession. (
  • Gain insight and detailed data on the dental profession including salary, job outlook, videos and more! (
  • Signature Dental of Bucks County is a trusted Warminster area dental implants practice providing natural-looking, comfortable tooth replacement. (
  • Take an impression of your tooth to send to the dental lab where they make the permanent crown. (
  • Most U.S. dentists and dental students, regardless of membership status, have an ADA number, which functions as your User ID. (
  • The Commission on Dental Accreditation, which operates under the auspices of the ADA, is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accrediting body for dental, advanced dental and allied dental education programs in the United States. (
  • Additional information about codes is available at . (
  • During this time, she worked to strengthen the Quit Line education program in SW Utah and educated dental offices on the importance of referring to the Quit Line. (
  • We also help local dental students via scholarship and educational support to help defray the costs of dental education. (
  • Kids who cannot focus in school due to pain to be healthier and able to learn, dental student education. (
  • Founded in 1923, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is The Voice of Dental Education. (
  • Its members include all 76 U.S. and Canadian dental schools, over 800 allied and advanced dental education programs, 66 corporations and more than 20,000 individuals. (
  • Provide leadership for the future of dental education and serve as the authority on the education of the dental and allied dental workforce. (
  • Creating local opportunities for fellowship and professional advancement through education for dental management teams in Central KY. (
  • Researchers may provide study participants with limited free or low-cost dental treatment for the particular condition they are studying. (
  • The ADA publishes a monthly journal of dental related articles named the Journal of the American Dental Association. (
  • The ADA library has an extensive collection of dental literature with approximately 33,000 books and 17,500 bound journal volumes. (
  • The Journal of the American Dental Association. (
  • Journal of the American Dental Association 2008;139(1):74-81. (
  • Founded and incorporated in 2002 The Russian American Dental Association ( RADA ), , is a national nonprofit organization with 501c(3) charity status. (
  • Established in 1889, the NDDA is a constituent organization chartered by the American Dental Association that is organized into 5 component districts. (
  • Because of the significant morbidity and mortality associated with the diagnosis of oral cancer at advanced stages, the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends an oral cancer examination every 3 years for individuals over age 20 and annually for persons 40 years of age or older (Smith et al. (
  • Medicaid is a state-run program that provides medical benefits - and in some cases dental benefits - to eligible individuals and families. (
  • States are required to provide dental benefits for children covered by Medicaid, but states can choose whether to provide dental benefits for adults. (
  • The CDI has led many important initiatives at AADR, including hosting workshops on overcoming implicit bias in the dental research workforce and completing climate studies on diversity and inclusion as well as working with peer organizations to discuss strategies to increase outreach to researchers in underrepresented groups. (
  • Provide dental, allied dental and advanced dental educators with the information, knowledge, resources and tools they need to prepare the future dental workforce for an undiscovered future. (
  • What is the appropriate course of action when a member dentist reveals during a local dental society meeting that he may be engaging in unethical behavior? (
  • Today, the ADA has more than 152,000 members, 55 constituent (state-territorial) and 545 component (local) dental societies. (
  • Her research yielded publications and presentations at national and local dental meetings. (
  • For over 30 years hundreds of local dentists have chosen Erickson Dental Technologies to plan, integrate, implement, and support their computer networks. (
  • Please take a look around and get to know your local dental Society. (
  • Our members will help support, encourage, & learn while bridging professional support systems and friendships in the local dental community. (
  • The Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE) encourages you to read the entire NBDE Part II Guide and to call the JCNDE office at 800.232.1694 with any questions. (
  • The Central Florida District Dental Association is a component of the Florida Dental Association and the American Dental Association. (
  • In 2021, the Build Back Better legislative package passed the U.S. House of Representatives without an expansion of dental benefits within Medicare. (
  • Medicare only covers dental services related to certain medical conditions or treatments. (
  • Visit Medicare Dental Services or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). (
  • The foundation is promoting its dental campaign with print and broadcast public service announcements informing pet owners that 85 percent of adult animals have gum disease. (
  • Messadi chairs several courses in the "Oral and Systemic Diseases Track" which integrate biomedical and dental sciences in areas of disease diagnosis and management. (
  • The association has more than 400 employees at its headquarters in Chicago and its office in Washington, D.C. The Paffenbarger Research Center (PRC), located on the campus of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, an agency of the American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) and a Department of the Division of Science. (
  • Chicago] : American Dental Association, 1922-c1936. (
  • CHIP provides dental services to children up to age 19. (
  • PRC scientists conduct basic and applied studies in clinical research, dental chemistry, polymer chemistry and cariology, and are used by of the ADA. (
  • The ADA also supports the treaty's call for more research into new dental treatment options. (
  • She has distinguished herself as the first place winner at the ADA and Greater New York Dental Meeting Research Table Clinic Competition. (
  • The creation and development of the dental practice-based research network. (
  • Dentists in practice-based research networks have much in common with dentists at large: evidence from the Dental Practice-Based Research Network. (
  • The American Dental Association (ADA) is an American professional association established in 1859 which has more than 161,000 members. (
  • Additional dental issues could be identified through the dental professional. (
  • Endosseous dental implants are titanium fixtures that are placed in edentulous ridges to serve as support for fixed or removable dental prostheses used to restore dentition. (
  • The Greater Houston Dental Society Foundation ​seeks to provide educational scholarships to dental students, charitable giving to other non-profits, and direct services to those in need. (
  • Member of: Academy of Osseointegration, the American College of Prosthodontists, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. (
  • Will County Dental Society is a component of the Illinois State Dental Society and an affiliate of the American Dental Association. (
  • Dentists who belong to the Will County Dental Society are also members of both their State and National organizations. (
  • What I'm working on now in collaboration with various universities and dental disciplines is to adapt a cheap, intraoral camera system with a web-based app that we can send to our patients to conduct an effective intra-oral exam through a video synchronous visit using the intra-oral camera as a guide. (
  • Review the patient's dental history and, in particular, its relationship to the specific reason for the visit, also called the "chief complaint. (
  • Review the patient's medical history and evaluate the patient's current medical status and in order to determine how it might influence the dental diagnosis and/or treatment plan. (
  • The American Dental Association was founded August 3, 1859, at Niagara Falls, New York, by twenty-six dentists who represented various dental societies in the United States. (
  • In addition, the data are mixed as to whether prophylactic antibiotics taken before a dental procedure prevent infective endocarditis. (
  • Possible transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection during an invasive dental procedure was previously reported in a young woman (patient A) with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) (1). (