State Update

ADEA State Advocacy Toolkit - November 2014

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ADEA has developed a State Advocacy Toolkit, enabling ADEA members to more effectively advocate for dental education and dental and craniofacial research. 

The importance of being an advocate for academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial research cannot be... Click Here To Read More

ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map - November 2014

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Introduced in 2013, the ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map provides access to the most up-to-date information on state legislation of interest to academic dentistry. Users can view the current status of bills, including upcoming hearing dates, as well as current bill... Click Here To Read More

ADEA AGR Twitter Account - November 2014

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For additional information on issues affecting academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial research in Congress, federal agencies and state legislatures, please follow ADEA Advocacy and Government Relations on Twitter at ADEAAGR; there is much to “tweet” about.... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship - November 2014

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Dental school faculty members or administrators who want to interface with members of Congress on issues of importance to oral health are encouraged to apply for the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship. The fellow selected spends three months in Washington, D.C., working on issues and... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship - November 2014

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The ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship is a six-week, stipend-supported internship in the Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center (ADEA AGR) in Washington, D.C. This student legislative internship provides a unique learning experience for... Click Here To Read More

Loan Repayment Bill for Dentists Pre-filed in Florida

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On November 4, Sen. Anitere Flores (R-FL) pre-filed S.B. 344 for the 2014 Legislative Session. The bill establishes the Dental Student Loan Repayment Program in order to encourage qualified dentists to practice in medically underserved... Click Here To Read More

Update on State Ballot Measures

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According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), voters in six states considered 31 ballot measures on November 5. Three of the six states had measures on their ballots that are of interest to the dental education community.

Maine
There were ... Click Here To Read More

Panel Develops Education Standards for Dental Therapists

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On October 30, a panel of academic leaders in dental and medical education released a report titled Recommended Standards for Dental Therapy Education Programs in the United States. The document provides a... Click Here To Read More

Update on the 2014 Legislative Session

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The majority of states will convene for their 2014 regular legislative session in January. State legislatures will address issues such as health care reform, continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), alternative workforce models, regulating cigarettes and e-cigarettes, Medicaid reform, higher education policy and financing issues,... Click Here To Read More

Columbia, Missouri Votes to Keep Fluoridated Water

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On November 4, the Columbia City Council voted against a proposal to stop fluoridating the city's water supply. The fifth-largest city in Missouri, Columbia has been... Click Here To Read More