American Dental Association President Available for Interviews on the Pew Center on the States' Report, 'The Cost of Delay'

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 General News J E 4

Dr. Ronald Tankersley, president of the American Dental Association, will be available tomorrow for phone interviews concerning the Pew Center on the States' report on the status of children's oral health care, entitled "The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children."

The Pew report rates each state and the District of Columbia in report-card format based on their performance in delivering oral health services to children.

The Pew Center will release its report tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at an event held in the U.S. Capitol's visitor center. Dr. Tankersley will be available via telephone for reporters looking for the ADA's take on the report.

Who: Dr. Ronald Tankersley, president of the American Dental Association and a practicing oral surgeon from Virginia.

Dr. Raymond Gist, president-elect of the American Dental Association and a practicing dentist from Michigan.

What: ADA's analysis of the Pew Center on the States' report, "The Cost of Delay."

When: Following release of the report, Tuesday, February 23, 2010

9:30 a.m. ET

How: Via telephone. To arrange an interview, please contact Robert Raible at 202-789-5166.

About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit the Association's Web site at

CONTACT: Robert Raible, +1-202-789-5166,

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Feb. 22/

SOURCE American Dental Association


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