1. ATDA Weighs in on the Conflation of DTC Remote Aligner Treatment and DIY Dentistry

    A recent editorial in the Journal of the American Dental Association conflated DTC remote clear aligner treatment and DIY dentistry. ATDA Executive Director, Dr. Marc Ackerman, weighed in with a letter to the Editor setting the record straight.

  2. There’s No Such Thing as a Routine Dental X-Ray. Here’s Why:

    ALARA is an acronym used in radiation safety for “As Low As Reasonably Achievable.” The ALARA radiation safety principle is followed to minimize patient exposure to radiation doses. Dentist’s should only take radiographs if they are going to materially change the diagnosis or treatment plan.

  3. Radiographs and Orthodontics: What Does the Scientific Literature Say?

    There has been much legislating by States and rule-making by State Dental Boards about requiring mandatory radiographs in teleorthodontic treatment. The ATDA has reviewed the literature and would like to share it with the public at large: