ADEA State Update

Dental Therapist Hired by Native American Tribe in Washington

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On Jan. 4 the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in Washington State announced that it began offering its members the services of a dental therapist, making the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community the... Click Here To Read More

Massachusetts Continues to Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse

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Three bills related to regulating prescription drug abuse have been moving through the legislative process recently. The bills are primed to be heard on the floor when the 2016 session begins. Below is a brief chart comparing certain provisions of the three bills (the Joint Committee on Mental Health and... Click Here To Read More

NCSL to Host Webinar on North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC

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On Jan. 21, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) will host a webinar titled, “Active Supervision After NC Dental.” This free webinar will begin at 1 PM EST. Speakers include: Geoffrey Green, Assistant... Click Here To Read More

Missouri Governor Announces Funding for Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits

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On Jan. 5, Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) announced that the Missouri Department of Revenue will collect an estimated $35 million from delinquent taxpayers this year under ... Click Here To Read More

State Regulatory Update - January 2016

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In response to a petition for rulemaking, the Virginia Board of Dentistry proposes to amend the Virginia Administrative Code to recognize dental, dental hygiene, and dental assisting programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (... Click Here To Read More

Reports of Interest - January 2016

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  • The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) released a report analyzing how dental services are structured differently from other benefits offered through health insurance marketplaces.
  • The Medicaid and State Children’s Health... Click Here To Read More

National Governors Association Turns its Focus to Improving Oral Health

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On Oct. 29, the National Governors Association (NGA) released a report titled Health Investments that Pay Off: Strategies to Improve Oral Health. The report... Click Here To Read More

Health Resources and Services Administration Releases Grant Application for State-Run Dental Schools

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The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) has released the FY 2016 Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Program (SOHW). The purpose of the Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Program is to support states... Click Here To Read More

Kentucky Community College Announces Community Dental Health Coordinator Program

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Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) signed a letter of intent Oct. 26 announcing the school’s new certificate program to train Community Dental Health Coordinators (... Click Here To Read More

New Hampshire Releases Report on Access to Dental Care

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On Nov. 1, the Commission to Study Pathways to Oral Health Care in New Hampshire released its report with findings and recommendations for proposed legislation to leadership in the state... Click Here To Read More