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- December 2013
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · November 26, 2013
At the recent American Dental Association Annual Session, the ADA House of Delegates passed Resolution 52. This resolution says, "Resolved that in order to enhance dental patient health and safety, the ADA urges all state dental boards to register U.S. dental laboratories." The culmination of ADA taking this step has been more than ten years in the making. NADL President-Elect Gary Iocco and Bill D'Aiuto, DDS, former Chair of the ADA Council on Dental Practice and a current Trustee for the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology testified at the ADA proceedings on this...
- April 2013
- LMT Communications, Inc. · Industry News · April 22, 2013
New analysis released by the American Dental Association indicates that overall spending on dental care has remained flat in recent years, despite the fact that per patient dental spending by Baby Boomers and seniors increased. Two research briefs released by the ADA's Health Policy Resources Center bolster previous statistics showing that adult dental visits have been declining from 2000 to 2010, leading to less spending on dentistry and oral care. Significantly, the declines in both dental spending and visits predate the economic crisis of 2008. "Our results suggest very strongly that the...