ADAA 24/7 News Brief
June. 15, 2010

President Swatts announces newest military project
American Dental Assistants Association
It is my absolute pleasure to introduce our newest Military Project! We will be working on behalf of the "The Warrior and Family Support Center" in San Antonio. This is an incredible opportunity for ADAA and our generous members to give back to our wounded Veterans. You have probably seen the article about the WFSC in the March/April ADAA Journal and in 24/7. Please take a few minutes to go to their website and learn more about what WFSC does for our wounded soldiers from all branches of the Armed Forces. No amount is too small or too large. You can donate as a local or state association or as an individual. You can seek outside donations from your employer, co workers, students friends or families.More

In Memoriam …Vernell Woodul

ADAA Life Member Vernell Woodul, of Mt. Holly, N.J., died Friday, June 4, 2010. She was 84 years of age.

Vernell became an ADAA member in 1968 and held various offices at a state level, on a national level, she served as a New Jersey delegate.

We wish to send our condolences to Vernell's friends and family to let you know that we are thinking of you in your time of grief.More

ADAA Awards
American Dental Assistants Association
Do you know a loyal dental assistant? Maybe you know a new member that has gone above and beyond. Are you a U.S. Army or U.S. Air Force member? Nominate yourself or a friend or co-worker. … Visit www.dentalassistant.org and click on the "ADAA Awards" tab for easy online access to view a complete list of awards, detailed lists of qualifications and rules for each award and for award nomination forms. AWARDS DEADLINE IS JUNE 30.More

Kay Mosley Award
American Dental Assistants Association
Kay Mosley's Award — This award is presented to an ADAA member who has demonstrated service and contributions of effort and personal time to the association and the ADAA Foundation. The award is named in honor of Past President Kay Mosley, CDA, of Oklahoma. It is presented only when a joint committee of ADAA and ADAAF leadership deems it deserved. AWARDS DEADLINE IS JUNE 30.More

The ADAA is all about education this summer
American Dental Association
ADAA offers a full list of continuing education courses in radiology, infection control, practice management, medical emergencies, intraoral functions, treatment of diseases and conditions, pharmacology, and hazardous materials. ADAA announced it is offering 50 percent off several courses. Please click here.More

ADA backs special care dentistry bill for aged, blind, disabled
American Dental Association
ADA-supported legislation would require states to provide "appropriate and necessary oral health benefits" to aged, blind or disabled persons who are Medicaid eligible. Under current law, adult dental services are optional under Medicaid and most states provide little or no coverage for these services. The Special Care Dentistry Act of 2010 would require oral health coverage for the aged, blind and disabled through a separate state adult dental program.More

New oral health guidelines released for pregnant women
PR Newswire
Health care providers now have evidence-based guidelines to emphasize the importance of pregnant women maintaining good oral health care and the safety of providing appropriate treatment during pregnancy as published in the June Journal of the California Dental Association. "Oral Health During Pregnancy and Early Childhood: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Health Professionals" was developed by a panel of state and national medical, dental, and public health experts who reviewed scientific literature and recent research on the relationship between oral disease, treatment and pregnancy outcomes.More

Listen, respond, and keep your patients
Dental Economics
Developing the cosmetic aspect of your practice and keeping your patients for the long run in today's economy is possible. It simply requires preparation, teamwork, and communication.More