State Update

ADEA AGR Twitter Account - July 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 Governmental 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 - July 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 - July 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 predoctoral,... Click Here To Read More

New York Moves Bill to Increase Number of Foreign-Trained Faculty at Dental Schools

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Assembly member Deborah J. Glick (D-NY) has sponsored A08660. The bill passed the full House by a vote of 136-0 on March 24. The bill provides foreign-trained dental faculty the limited privilege of licensure, but only if they are... Click Here To Read More

North Dakota Debates Alternative Workforce Models During Interim Session

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Although the North Dakota Legislative Assembly will not convene a regular legislative session during 2014, state legislators are meeting during the interim to discuss alternative workforce models. 

You may recall that H.B.... Click Here To Read More

National Governors Association to Focus on Health Care Workforce

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On May 12, the National Governors Association (NGA) announced the selection of seven states—Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Wisconsin—to develop and implement statewide plans for their health care workforces.  

“The health care workforce... Click Here To Read More

Several States Hire New Dental Directors

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2014 has been an active year in oral health as several states have hired new dental directors. Additionally, California is finalizing funding and working through the administrative process of hiring a state dental director.


In May, Lindy Bollen, Jr., D.D.S., became the new Director of the Office of Oral... Click Here To Read More

Washington State Will Offer Stand-Alone Dental Plans

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On April 18, the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner adopted a final administrative rule that will allow dental insurers to offer stand-alone plans for children’s... Click Here To Read More

Council of the District of Columbia Moves Ahead on Taxing Dental Plans

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The Council of the District of Columbia (Council) unanimously approved a bill (Click Here To Read More

Dallas City Council Discusses Banning Fluoridated Water

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The Dallas City Council is considering ending the practice of adding fluoride to it community water system as a way to save millions of dollars. Dallas has been fluoridating its water for almost 50 years. 

Specifically, members of the Dallas City Council are considering whether to renew a three-year contract with a water treatment... Click Here To Read More