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New ADA Advertising Campaign Brings More Patients to You

The ADA is launching a new advertising campaign to bring more patients to your practice. In this 3-year campaign, the ADA will be investing $6 million annually on search and digital advertising to direct consumers to make an appointment with an ADA dentist. As part of this campaign, an enhanced ADA® Find-a-Dentist™ tool will launch in April with new search fields and a consumer-friendly interface to make it easier for patients to find you to book an appointment. 

Login to My ADA to update your profile in only 5 minutes. You can add multiple addresses, office hours, and what types of payment and dental benefits you accept—the information patients look for when selecting a provider. Don’t forget to upload a photo! Profiles with photos get 11 times more clicks and show up higher in search results. The new tool also allows you to to track the number of visits to your Find-a-Dentist profile.

Having a complete profile will make you more visible to prospective patients and also eligible for a grand prize! Complete your Find-a-Dentist profile by May 1, 2017 to be entered for a chance to win a Mercedes Benz C class sedan or GLC SUV 12-month lease or $10,000 cash award!*

Login to ADA.org/MyADA to complete your profile for a chance to win!

*All active licensed members practicing in the U.S. are eligible to win. Visit ADA.org/fadrules for official rules. 

 

Opioids Advisory Statement

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CDC Announces New Infection Control Resource

On March 29, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new resources on infection control in dental settings. A new guide titled “Summary of Infection Prevention Practices for Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care” includes a checklist for dental providers to “evaluate administrative policies and clinical infection prevention practices.”Among its guidelines, the CDC noted the “importance of having one person in every dental office assigned as the infection prevention coordinator.”

 

This document supplements the CDC's 2003 guidelines with additional recommendations published since 2003. However, itis not a replacement for the 2003 recommendations, but rather provides handy checklists and helpful tools to help dental health care professionals. The new guide can be accessed on the CDC website. For additional resources on infection control, visitADA or download an infection control FAQ from the LADS website.

 

The California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016

The measure, which proposes raising the tax by $2 per pack of cigarettes, will not only save lives and produce long-term cost-savings, but will also raise revenue to improve healthcare and dental disease prevention programs.

CDA and LADS encourages dentists to support the measure and take action by signing a petition to make sure this measure qualifies for the November ballot. You may also encourage family, friends, colleagues and patients to sign the petition.

To obtain a petition form, please contact LADS and one may be mailed or delivered to your offices within two business days. For more information about the ballot, contact LADS.

Download the fact sheet here. 

 

CURES 2.0 Enrollment Now Open To Dentists

All dentists who are authorized to prescribe, order, administer, furnish or dispense controlled substances must register in the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) by July 1 and have updated browsers to access the system. Dispensed controlled substance prescriptions are recorded in CURES, which allows prescribers to look up a patient's controlled substance current usage and past history.

To access CURES 2.0, dentists are required to use Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 11.0 or greater, Mozilla FireFox, Google Chrome or Safari. Access to the current CURES 1.0 is available for now, but the Department of Justice told CDA that dentists should have up-to-date browsers within the first half of the year to retain access to the CURES database.

To learn more about CURES, visit CDA.

 
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