ADEA State Update

Just Released: Annual ADEA State and Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Programs Chart

Education, Financial Aid, Graduate Students, Higher Education | Permanent link

In the past decade, the cost of higher education has risen, resulting in record levels of student debt. The cost of education requires most dental students to carry a large debt after graduation. The ADEA Survey of Dental School Seniors, 2017 Graduating Class, reports that students... Click Here To Read More

Dental Student Loan Repayment Program Bill Pre-filed in Florida for 2018

State Policy, Financial Aid, Graduate Students, Higher Education | Permanent link

On Oct. 19, HB 369 was pre-filed for the 2018 legislative session. The bill as currently written establishes the Dental Student Loan Repayment Program to support dentists who practice in public health programs located in dental health professional shortage areas... Click Here To Read More

Nov. 7 Election Results You Should Know About

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Fluoride | Permanent link

Medicaid Expansion 

In Maine, voters cast their votes on ballot measure Question 2: An Act to Enhance Access to Affordable Health Care. 

The exact question posed to voters was as follows: “Do you want Maine to expand Medicaid... Click Here To Read More

Dental Therapy Legislation Moves Ahead in Michigan

State Policy, Alternative Workforce Models, Dental Health, Dental Therapist, Licensure | Permanent link

On Oct. 11, SB 541 passed the full Senate by a vote of 21–15, with two excused absences. The bill would establish the qualifications for dental therapist... Click Here To Read More

An Update on State Dental Regulations - November 2017

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California

The Dental Board of California (Board) has released a list of several bills that it plans to closely track for 2018. The bills and their respective focal areas are as... Click Here To Read More

The Legal Roundup - November 2017

Federal Court, Gainful Employment | Permanent link

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have sued the U.S. Department of Education, challenging the department’s lack of implementation of the gainful employment rule. The Obama-era gainful employment rule allows the federal government to... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - November 2017

State Policy, Funding, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Dental Health | Permanent link

The Oral Health Workforce Research Center (OHWRC) at the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at the University at Albany School of Public Health published a report analyzing the development of... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Releases its Second Annual State-by-State Opioid Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Summary

State Policy, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse, Public Health | Permanent link

Prescription drug abuse is a growing public health concern. Each day, 91 people die from overdosing on opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many states looking to reduce prescription drug abuse, overdose and misuse have enacted... Click Here To Read More

Congress Failed to Reauthorize CHIP Funds by Deadline, Putting States in Limbo

Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Federal Policy, CHIP | Permanent link

Congress failed to reauthorize funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by the Sept. 30 deadline, thus allowing funding to lapse. CHIP is funded jointly by states and the federal government. Although CHIP benefits are different... Click Here To Read More

Arizona Dental Therapy Debate Heats Up

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Arizona’s sunrise review process provides a mechanism for health professions to request regulation or expansion in scope of practice.

On Sept. 1, the dental coalition Dental Care for Arizona submitted a ... Click Here To Read More

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