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Take a look at all the organizations that have partnered with DTA for the Ad Council Campaign.

February 17, 2012 - The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, requested comments from stakeholders about its proposed rule concerning transparency reports and reporting of physician ownership or investment interests.  DTA responded.

In response to regulators’ emphasis on transparency within the health care industry, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) released guidelines for ethical academic and dental industry interactions.

In January 2012, DTA initiated a national dentist survey to analyze current dentist attitudes about dental meetings, exhibitions, preferences for earning their CE credits, Internet usage, online office purchases and more. Approximately 800 dentists were surveyed from across the country, cutting across all geographical and economic demographics.

The Dental Trade Alliance Foundation 2012 grant process intends to award $150,000 in grant funding. Each accepted proposal will be funded up to $25,000.

The New York Times reports that dentists are seeing an increase in the number of preschoolers with cavities.  While socioeconomic factors often play a role in the condition of children's oral health, the article suggests that lack of awareness about when to start brushing their children's teeth is to blame.

You may have noticed some significant changes to DTA’s website in 2012.  In addition to updating our site to reflect our new branding, we’ve updated all existing content and added plenty of new features to better serve our members’ needs.

The DTAF and the Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation have partnered to create two $5,000 annual scholarships for third or fourth year dental students.

May 3, 2012 -- The requirement to record payments and transfers of anything of value to dentists has been delayed until HHS publishes a final rule on the Physician Payment Sunshine provisions of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act.

The FDA is expected to announce the first official steps to adopt a Unique Device Identification (UDI) system for the medical device industry.