State Update

Rhode Island Debates Public Health Dental Hygienists

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Reps. Joseph M. McNamara (D-RI) and K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-RI) have introduced H7984. The bill authorizes the practice of public health dental hygienists. According to the bill language, a public health dental hygienist may practice in a public... Click Here To Read More

Ohio Bill Filed to Add Dentistry to Existing State Scholarship Program

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On April 8, Sen. Joe Uecker (R–OH) filed S.B. 327. The bill has been referred to the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee for further consideration. Thus far, four senators have joined... Click Here To Read More

FDA Releases Proposed Rules for E-Cigarettes

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Despite decades of efforts to reduce tobacco use, it continues to be the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, according to information provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). To address this public health problem, the FDA proposed a new rule that... Click Here To Read More

State Policy Updates - May 2014

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Indiana

H.B. 1061 was signed into law on March 24 by Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN). Under the new law, dental hygienists may practice under the prescriptive supervision of a licensed dentist in the following locations: dental offices,... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - May 2014

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  • The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a final recommendation statement on the prevention of dental caries in children from birth through five years of age. The USPSTF recommended the following: (1) that... Click Here To Read More

ADEA State Advocacy Toolkit

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ADEA has recently 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... Click Here To Read More

ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map

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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 text... Click Here To Read More

ADEA AGR Twitter Account

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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

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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

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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