State Update

New Mexico Pre-Files a Bill to Increase the Number of Dental Students

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On December 17, Sen. Michael Padilla (D-NM) pre-filed S.B. 15. The bill appropriates $400,000 from the general fund to the Higher Education Department for expenditure in FY15 to increase the number of dental students who may participate... Click Here To Read More

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements Gets Started

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The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) is a new initiative that creates interstate reciprocity in the regulation of postsecondary distance education. The initiative brings together the four regional higher education compacts—the Midwestern... Click Here To Read More

District of Columbia Introduces a Pediatric Dental Screening Bill

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On December 6, Councilmembers Anita Bonds (D-DC), Yvette Alexander (D-DC), and David Grosso (I-DC) introduced legislation, titled the “Comprehensive Pediatric Dental Screening and Education Act of 2013.” The proposed legislation requires... Click Here To Read More

Cities and States Continue to Tackle E-Cigarettes

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New York City
On December 18, New York City Council’s Committee on Health voted 9-1 to approve legislation prohibiting the use of electronic... Click Here To Read More

Des Moines, IA, Discusses Water Fluoridation

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At the December 3 Board of Water Works Trustees’ Planning Committee meeting, Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) staff announced the utility, which serves approximately 500,000 customers in Central Iowa, will continue community water... Click Here To Read More

Missouri Hires a State Dental Director

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Missouri has hired B. Ray Storm, D.D.S., M.B.A., to serve as the new state dental director. The position had been vacant since 2003. Dr. Storm will lead and coordinate statewide efforts to address oral health for the Missouri... Click Here To Read More

State Policy Updates January 2014

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Vermont

On December 19, Sen. Kevin Mullin (R-VT) pre-filed S.B. 235. The bill authorizes a community dental health coordination pilot project and seeks to expand dental education in classroom settings.... Click Here To Read More

Dental Program Spotlight: New Hampshire

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Although the state of New Hampshire has 12 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), only two have on-site dental facilities. As a result, the state has been exploring new ways to provide dental care to low-income residents.

In 2000, public health dental hygienists began providing dental care to students in school-based dental... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest January 2014

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  • The Institute for College Access & Success issued a report finding that seven in ten college seniors who graduated in 2012 had student loan debt, with an average of $29,400 for those with loans. The national share... Click Here To Read More

ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map January 2014

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For additional information on state legislation affecting academic dentistry, please visit the ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking map. The map is updated daily and will allow members to... Click Here To Read More