ADEA State Update

Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill Expanding Access to Dental Care

State Policy, Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Health, Dental Hygiene Therapy, Oral Health | Permanent link

On June 21, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) signed AB 146. The new law provides that, in addition to a dental office setting, a dental hygienist may practice dental hygiene in any of the following settings,... Click Here To Read More

An Update on Maryland’s Emergency Room Dental Study and Expansion of Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Dental Health, Oral Health | Permanent link

On May 25, Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) signed into law SB 169. The new law authorizes the Maryland Dental Action Coalition (MDAC) to study the annual cost of emergency room (ER) visits to treat dental conditions of adults,... Click Here To Read More

Idaho’s Acting Governor Signs Executive Order Calling for a Review of State Professional Licensing Requirements

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On May 19, in his capacity as acting governor, Lieutenant Gov. Brad Little signed an executive order directing a sweeping review of Idaho’s occupational and professional licensing requirements. In addition to the executive order, the lieutenant governor has set... Click Here To Read More

Maine, New Jersey and Oregon Raise the Age for Purchasing Tobacco to 21

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Maine, New Jersey and Oregon will join Hawaii and California in raising the age to purchase tobacco to 21. 

Maine

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Virginia Governor Sends Letter to State Legislative Leaders Asking for Help Expanding Medicaid

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On Aug. 17, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) sent a letter to the General Assembly leaders asking for engagement in drafting a mutually agreeable proposal for Medicaid Expansion for his outgoing biennial budget. 

In the letter, Gov. McAuliffe... Click Here To Read More

Bipartisan List of Governors Pen Letter to Congress Pushing for a New Health Care Plan

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, HHS, ACA, Federal Policy | Permanent link

On Aug. 30, a bipartisan list of governors, led by Govs. John Kasich (R-OH) and John Hickenlooper (D-CO), sent a letter to Congressional leaders in the House and Senate recommending that Congress do the following: (1) take... Click Here To Read More

Update on State Dental Regulations

State Policy, Education, Higher Education, Licensure | Permanent link

Iowa

  • The Iowa Dental Board has given notice of their intent to amend sections of the Iowa Administrative Code regarding an alternative examination for licensure. Specifically, the purpose of the proposed amendments is to implement... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill – Tuesday, Sept. 19

NIH, NIDCR, Public Health | Permanent link

On Tues., Sept. 19, 2017, dental educators, dental and craniofacial researchers and dental students will tell Members of Congress why funding for oral health training programs and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is critically... Click Here To Read More

Report of Interest - September 2017

State Policy, CHIP, Dental Health, Oral Health | Permanent link

The South Carolina Rural Health Research Center has issued a report documenting trends in rural children’s oral health and access to care. ... Click Here To Read More

Massachusetts’ Governor Attempts to Establish Dental Therapist Role

State Policy, Education, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Health, Dental Hygiene Therapy, Dental Therapist, Oral Health | Permanent link

On July 17, Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) in his veto message to the Massachusetts legislature regarding the fiscal year 2018 (FY18) budget, inserted language to establish a new oral health practitioner, the role of a licensed dental therapist. However, soon thereafter,... Click Here To Read More

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