Posts for Dental Access Project

How Federal Policymakers Can Advance Racial Equity in Oral Health

February, being both Black History Month and Children’s Dental Health Month, presents an opportunity to ensure that oral health is not forgotten among the many glaring inequities facing Black, indigenous and other communities of color in our country.

Oral Health Providers Could Accelerate Vaccine Distribution

As a recent article in The New York Times highlighted, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the delivery of oral health care across the United States.

Dismantling White Supremacy in the Oral Health System Starts with Community Power Building

Health justice starts with the work we do with ourselves and the spaces we have access to, that we are not alone in this movement and through pushing forward, a better tomorrow becomes possible.

COVID-19 Tooth Loss and Oral Health Complications Underscore Importance of Maintaining, Expanding Coverage

COVID-19 can weaken the circulatory system and cause inflammation, both of which have an effect on oral health outcomes.

If Congress Doesn’t Invest in States Soon, People May Start Losing Oral Health Services

Individuals covered by Medicaid may start to lose needed health services – starting with cuts to oral health care – amidst state budget shortfalls due to lack of federal COVID-19 relief. Federal lawmakers must invest in states at this critical moment.

Coverage is Critical for Reducing Dental-Related ER-Use

The availability of Medicaid adult dental benefits varies by state and ranges widely from only covering emergency treatment in some states to full comprehensive care in others.

Bipartisan Support for Dental Therapy Grows

Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Endorses Dental Therapists

Oral Health Care Access in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

As many advocates shift focus to protecting the physical, emotional, and financial health of their communities during the coronavirus pandemic, we know that the need for access to critical dental care has not gone away.

Texas v. (the Oral Health of the) United States

Proactive policies that improve the ACA could build on its foundation and further improve access to dental care and oral health. Instead, the Trump administration’s position in Texas v. United States would tear away important gains in oral health.
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