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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. 

The Florida Public Heath Institute recently released a report analyzing oral health emergency room spending in Florida. The institute found that hospital emergency room dental care visits have increased dramatically.

At the June FDA Reprocessing Reusable Medical Devices Conference, FDA staff presented new draft guidance that affects most DTA members.

September 27, 2011 -- Over 100 dental organizations have joined together to petition the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to define the essential pediatric benefit in ACA, endorse a set of dental services that reflect current professional and government evidence-based guidelines and make recommendations that are designed to improve oral health outcomes in children.

Reporting Starts Jan 1, 2012

Dental companies must record payments, and anything of value, given to dentists starting Jan. 1 as a requirement of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

The ADA and DTA recently co-hosted the annual meeting of the ISO/TC106.  Below is the joint letter that DTA CEO Gary Price and ADA Executive Director Kathleen O'Loughlin sent out to members.

Partnership with Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives Announced

The Ad Council has agreed to collaborate with the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives on an oral health awareness campaign.  The collaboration between these two will result in a three-year, public service ad campaign to educate and raise awareness about the importance of children’s oral health and its tie to disease prevention.