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Continued from page 5
of the ADA's Find-a-Dentist
campaign, which began last year
after approval by the 2016 house.
A dues assessment was being
proposed to fund the second year
of the campaign. Because the ADA
was fortunate enough to have an
increase in reserve funds courtesy of
our current bull market, the program
could be funded from those reserve
funds and thus no dues assessment
was necessary. (If you need to
update your contact information
as displayed in the Find-a-Dentist
resource, you can do so here:
https://ebusiness.ada.org/Myada/
updateprofile.aspx.).
Busyness is a problem across the
country, and the ADA addressed this
issue by initiating a broad concerted

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digital campaign and upgrading the
ADA Find-a-Dentist website. So far,
the effort has been very successful,
but it is still in its infancy. Such
a project requires considerable
resources, particularly in the initial
three years. By drawing on reserve
funds, the ADA has shown both a
commitment to financial responsibility
and an awareness that members are
conscious of dues increases. As a
result, there will be no dues increase
this year.
From a policy standpoint, the house
approved policies related to some
current common dental concerns,
such as do-it-yourself orthodontics. It
also passed a policy emphasizing that
dentists are the best-educated health
care professionals to provide sleep

apnea appliances and that these
should be made only after proper
diagnosis. In addition to several
policies passed in regard to thirdpayer issues, there was also a request
for a report on the feasibility of an
ADA-sponsored association health
plan for members.
Often the question is asked: What is
the ADA doing for me, and why should
I be paying these dues? The 2017
House of Delegates demonstrated that
the ADA is being progressive in doing
what is best for our profession and
what is best for consumer dental care.
All of the aforementioned policies
will affect your practice of dentistry,
and many will be of great benefit for
you. That is your association - and
democracy - in action.

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2017
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Membership Matters - December 2017

From the Editor
New Members, Board Highlights
Events and Education
ODA Member Benefit of the Month: UPS
Compliance Corner: Requesting Patient Records
Advocacy in Action: Oregon Action for Dental Health — Listening and Learning
Through the Loupes: Peer Review Council Spotlight
Dr. Rickland Asai Sees Oregon as a National Leader
OHSU Considering Changes to Curriculum Based on Shifts in Dentistry
High School Programs Attract Next Generation of Oral Health Professionals
Airway Trumps Occlusion, Periodontics, Decay and Everything
Dental Foundation of Oregon: The Tooth Taxi Visits the Community Transitional School
Index of Advertisers
Membership Matters - December 2017 - intro
Membership Matters - December 2017 - cover1
Membership Matters - December 2017 - cover2
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 3
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 4
Membership Matters - December 2017 - From the Editor
Membership Matters - December 2017 - New Members, Board Highlights
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 7
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 8
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 9
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 10
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Events and Education
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 12
Membership Matters - December 2017 - ODA Member Benefit of the Month: UPS
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Compliance Corner: Requesting Patient Records
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Advocacy in Action: Oregon Action for Dental Health — Listening and Learning
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 16
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Through the Loupes: Peer Review Council Spotlight
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 18
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Dr. Rickland Asai Sees Oregon as a National Leader
Membership Matters - December 2017 - OHSU Considering Changes to Curriculum Based on Shifts in Dentistry
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 21
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 22
Membership Matters - December 2017 - High School Programs Attract Next Generation of Oral Health Professionals
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Airway Trumps Occlusion, Periodontics, Decay and Everything
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 25
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Dental Foundation of Oregon: The Tooth Taxi Visits the Community Transitional School
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Membership Matters - December 2017 - 28
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 29
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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