ADEA State Update

Bill Filed to Alter Maine Dental Hygiene Therapist Accreditation and Supervision Requirements

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Rep. Heather Sirocki, a dental hygienist, has sponsored L.D. 1514 along with six cosponsors. The proposed measure would change some of the training, supervision and accreditation requirements for dental hygiene therapists.  ... Click Here To Read More

Legislation Introduced to Establish Loan Repayment Program for Dentists in Pennsylvania

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Rep. William C. Kortz II (D-PA), along with sixteen cosponsors, has introduced H.B. 1815. The bill would establish the Loan Forgiveness for Dentists Program in the Pennsylvania Higher... Click Here To Read More

Michigan Governor’s Budget Proposes Expanding Children’s Dental Program

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On Feb. 10, Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) announced his FY17 budget proposal, which included $25.6 million to expand the Healthy Kids Dental program. This expansion would cover all... Click Here To Read More

Several States Hire New Dental Directors for 2015 and 2016

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Over the last 10 months, several states have hired new dental directors to propel state oral health initiatives forward. Below is brief information on a few of the new state dental directors and their oral health priorities for 2016.

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Task Force Proposed to Study Access to Dental Care in Maryland

State Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, ACA, Dental Health, Oral Health, Public Health | Permanent link

On Feb. 25, S.B. 550 was heard in the Senate Finance Committee, however no action was taken on the bill. The proposed measure establishes a task force to study access to dental care in Maryland. Under the current bill text, along with selected members of the Senate of... Click Here To Read More

President Obama Asks Congress to Increase Medicaid Funding in Puerto Rico

State Policy, Insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, Federal Policy, Dental Health, Medicaid Expansion | Permanent link

In February, as part of President Obama’s FY17 budget, the Administration detailed its proposal to improve health care outcomes in Puerto Rico and prevent more than 600,000 Americans from losing access to health care by reforming Medicaid in Puerto Rico and the... Click Here To Read More

State Regulatory Update - March 2016

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  • Maine

The recently adopted amendment establishes the criteria to be met by students to obtain a loan to pursue dental education or by dentists to enter into an agreement with the Finance Authority of Maine, Maine’s state finance

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Reports of Interest - March 2016

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  • Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Health released a report analyzing dental insurance coverage for Rhode Island adults after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to the

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Indiana Files Resolution Urging Study of Student Loan Debt for Dentists and Physicians

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On Jan. 5, Sen. Jean Leising (R-IN) sponsored SR 7 urging the legislative council to assign the appropriate committee to study debt forgiveness for dental and medical students willing to relocate to... Click Here To Read More

Alabama Governor Releases Plan to Increase Number of Dentists Serving Rural Areas

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On Feb. 2, Gov. Robert Bentley, M.D. (R-AL) released his 2015-2019 Strategic Plan. The plan includes a proposal to increase the number of health professionals, including dentists, in rural areas. The strategic plan, citing a 2015 United... Click Here To Read More

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