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  • New ADA Foundation award helps promising oral health researchers

    The ADA Foundation and Procter & Gamble have launched a new award to promote and recognize excellence in oral health research that advances preventive dentistry.
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  • Student-driven event provides more than 280 with dental care

    Dental students took the lead in treating hundreds of adults who have little or no access to dental care during Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry's first Oral Health Day on March 11 at the school's clinic.
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  • FDA: Some EpiPens recalled

    The manufacturer of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr is voluntarily recalling 13 lots of the device used to treat severe allergic reactions because they may contain a defective part, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said March 31.
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  • DC Dental Society Opposes BL21-0415 Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015

    The 460 members of the District of Columbia Dental Society (DCDS) oppose BL21-0415 the current proposal for Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015. We have member dentists practicing in all 8 wards of our city. Not only do these practices provide needed health care to the residents of our city, but they are a source of economic support for their employees and the businesses in their surrounding neighborhoods.
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  • Universal Paid Leave Act - Legislative Action Request

    The proposed act would provide 8 weeks paid leave for family care such as a sick child or parent, and 11 weeks paid parental leave. The wage replacement rate will be 90% for the lowest paid workers (earning below 150% of the minimum wage). For everyone else, the benefit is capped at $1,000 per week. The benefits will be funded entirely by a new 0.62% payroll tax on employers.
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