ADEA State Update

U.S. Court of Appeals in Ohio Rules on Dental Specialties and Advertising

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On Aug. 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in Kiser v. Kamdar, et al., finding that the district court improperly dismissed a... Click Here To Read More

Guns on College Campuses and in Classrooms: Debate Continues

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On May 3, Gov. Nathan Deal (R-GA) vetoed (see veto message #9) the campus carry bill, ... Click Here To Read More

An Update on California’s Fractured Denti-Cal Program

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In April 2016, the Little Hoover Commission, an independent state oversight agency, issued a report which found that the Denti-Cal program needs vast improvement in order to render needed dental services.[1]

According to the report, “eleven of California’s 58... Click Here To Read More

State Policy Changes: Dentists and Anesthesia

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In the wake of several states investigating toddler deaths while undergoing dental procedures, state policymakers are proposing legislation and regulations to provide additional oversight. 


On Aug. 18, ... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - September 2016

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The National Governors Association has released a report examining various tobacco control approaches amongst states.... Click Here To Read More

Massachusetts Joint Committee Holds Hearing on Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner Bill

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On Sept. 29, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health heard testimony on two bills, S.1118 and a companion measure ... Click Here To Read More

North Dakota, New Mexico Hold Meetings on Dental Services and Alternative Workforce Models

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On August 18, the Joint Committee on Health Services met to continue its discussion of dental services in North Dakota. During the meeting, Legislative Council staff presented a memorandum relating... Click Here To Read More

Massachusetts Governor Asks State’s Medical Schools to Help Combat the Opioid Epidemic

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In early September, Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) met with the Massachusetts Medical Society and the deans of the four medical schools in the state to discuss opportunities for enhancing curriculum and establishing cross-institutional best practices in pain management and safe prescribing of opioids.

Providing physicians with... Click Here To Read More

Denver, Colorado and the State of Illinois Move to Continue Water Fluoridation

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On Aug. 26, the Denver Board of Water Commissioners unanimously approved a ... Click Here To Read More

City of San Marcos, Texas Slated to Vote on Water Fluoridation in November

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On Nov. 3, San Marcos residents will vote on whether to continue community water fluoridation in the area. The ballot language reads as follows:

Proposition 1 (see PDF page 3): “Amending the San Marcos City Charter... Click Here To Read More

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