Science CDC releases new guidance on broader masking in health care settings

The end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency means the CDC is no longer publishing community transmission levels, which were used by facilities to decide whether to require broader masking.

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Practice CDT is ADA intellectual property, source of revenue for association

With the publishing date of the CDT 2024 kit approaching on Sept. 13, the ADA is reminding the dental world that the Association is the exclusive copyright owner of Current Dental Terminology, the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature and the ADA Dental Claim Form.

Science June JADA finds translucent cement impacts final restoration color less than opaque cements

The cover story looked at the color interference associated with a new translucent cement and two conventional opaque cements and how the thickness and shade of the restorations impacted that interference as well.

Around The ADA Former ADA trustee, Texas Dental Association president passes away

Hilton Israelson, D.D.S., a Texas-based periodontist and former ADA trustee, passed away on May 19. Dr. Israelson, who had been providing periodontal services to patients of greater Dallas since 1981, was an ADA trustee from 2011-15.

Government House subcommittee approves bill to help address dental workforce shortages

The Health Subcommittee of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a bill May 17 that included several provisions supported by the ADA to help address shortages in the dental workforce.

Government ADA proposes updates to ERISA to improve transparency in dental insurance markets

The ADA proposed updates to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to ensure that fiduciary responsibility is mandated to be disclosed to consumers and providers.

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