Fall 2014: Cultivating the Desire to Serve

In 2010, we published an issue of the Liaison Ledger titled Community-Based Education Comes of Age. It looked at the benefits this educational model offered—not just to schools and students, but also to communities where access to affordable oral health care remains a persistent problem. 

Guest Perspective: Preparing Future Dental Care Providers to Treat Patients from Low Socio-Economic Backgrounds: Six Suggestions

When Dr. David Satcher the 16th Surgeon General of the United States, published the first ever U.S. Surgeon General’s report on oral health in 2000, the message was loud and clear: Certain segments of the U.S. population were more likely than the rest of the U.S. population to have poor oral health and to face challenges with access to oral health services. However, Dr. Satcher’s report was a wake-up call that made it clear that concerted efforts were needed.

Governor of California Signs Teledentistry Bill into Law

On September 27, Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed into law A.B. 1174. The new law adds teledentristy to a list of specialty health care services for which face-to-face contact is not required in order to claim reimbursement from Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program. The legislation will take effect on January 1.

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