ADA and Elsevier launch PracticeUpdate Clinical Dentistry Channel

Free online community focuses on bridging the gap in oral health and comprehensive dentistry

Philadelphia, July 15, 2020

The American Dental Association (ADA) and Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, today announce that they have partnered to create the PracticeUpdate Clinical Dentistry Channel, which delivers clinical content in general dentistry and specialty topics, curated by a world-renowned editorial and advisory board.

The Clinical Dentistry Channel, an important new offering for PracticeUpdate members, brings together experts in all branches of dentistry to discuss and provide users with the latest clinical information that matters most in oral health.

“The practice of dentistry is a clinical discipline that includes the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of oral health conditions and the maintenance of oral health,” explained Editor-in-Chief Michael G. Newman, DDS, FACD. “This channel offers dental professionals a source of curated, cross-disciplinary information focusing on all aspects of dentistry. PracticeUpdate Clinical Dentistry will also provide a bridge between dentistry and other therapeutic areas in medicine such as cardiology, diabetes and primary care. We hope this information will help dentists and physicians consider their patients’ overall health.”

Dr. Newman is joined by Associate Editors Satheesh Elangovan, BDS, DSc, DMSc and Donald A. Curtis, DMD, FACP, along with a robust Editorial and Advisory Board of multi-disciplinary experts in dentistry and oral health. is a free service providing clinicians with the latest research and medical information that is expert selected, curated and contextualized, including insights and analysis from opinion leaders. The site provides a highly customized experience for its members by tailoring its content to each user’s chosen specialty and communication preferences.

For additional information on the Clinical Dentistry channel, please visit the homepage.


About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 163,000 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 The 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

For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

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Elsevier Communications, Europe
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