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Design Innovation Awards 2020

2020 ADA Design Innovation Awards

Is Your Practice a Winner? It could be. Entries accepted July 6 - September 4, 2020.

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Patient Return Resource Center

Educate your patients on what to expect during their next visit with customizable visual guides, Facebook posts, emails and more.

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ADA Endorses Bento

Save time and money with ADA-endorsed Bento, a modern alternative to dental benefits administration.

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HHS Provider Relief Funds

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Are dental X-rays safe?

Dental X-ray exams are safe; however, they do require very low levels of radiation exposure, which makes the risk of potentially harmful effects very small. Dental X-ray tools and techniques are designed to limit the body's exposure to radiation and every precaution is taken to ensure that radiation exposure is As Low As Reasonable Achievable (the ALARA principle). A leaded apron minimizes exposure to the abdomen and may be used when it will not interfere with acquisition of the dental radiograph. Also, a leaded thyroid collar can protect the thyroid from radiation, and should also be used whenever possible. The use of a leaded thyroid collar is recommended for women of childbearing age, pregnant women and children.
ADA Success for Dental Students

Prepare for life as a dentist with this series of live programs.