Posts for Dental Access Project

The Time is Now: Maine’s Mid-Level Dental Provider Law a Signal to Industry, the Nation

Yesterday, Maine Governor Paul LePage signed a bill authorizing mid-level dental providers to practice in the state. Mainers, like Americans in every state, face barriers to accessing affordable dental care in their communities. The bill is a step forward to...

Health Equity In Focus: Building Diverse Coalitions for Policy Change: Lessons from Oral Health Campaigns

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Dental Market Forecast: Dental Therapists on the Horizon

Two factors are forcing the dental industry to re-evaluate itself. First, millions of Americans lack access to dental care. Second, the dental sector is experiencing a slowdown in spending and predicting sluggish growth for decades to come.

Once Is Chance, Twice is Coincidence, Third Time Is a Trend: Growing Momentum for Dental Therapists

Rowena Ventura, director of We Are the Uninsured in Cleveland, knows firsthand the horrific effects that the lack of affordable dental care can have.

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids: Making Sure Families Can Afford Pediatric Dental Benefits Under the ACA

I always tell my kids, don’t forget to brush your teeth! As we gear up for open enrollment in October, that phrase takes on a whole new meaning: Don’t forget to buy your pediatric coverage.

Essential Health Benefits: A little changed, a lot to monitor

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final rule for Essential Health Benefits, Actuarial Value, and Accreditation. This anticipated rule was largely unchanged from its original form.

Sanders and Cummings Make the Case for a Comprehensive U.S. Dental System

Yesterday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) announced they are filing legislation to address a national crisis in dental care. The legislation would expand comprehensive dental coverage to millions of Americans through M

Looking at the Whole Problem, Not Just the Mouth – The Need to Systematically Improve America’s Oral Health

Often overlooked, untreated tooth decay and poor oral health have become an epidemic in the United States. In fact, tooth decay is the most common childhood disease, five times more common than asthma. On March 6th, The New York Times reported that an ala

Confronting Our Dirty Little Secret

After a decade of reports and tragedy a lot of progress must be made to improve our oral health A decade ago, the Surgeon General released a report on oral health that described unmet oral health needs as a “silent epidemic”. Five years ago, a 12 year old
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