Access, Diversity and Inclusion - October 2014

On September 13 in Baltimore, ADEA’s Access, Diversity and Inclusion portfolio partnered with the Association of American Medical Colleges, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and Physician Assistant Education Association in support of a panel discussion titled “LGBT Inclusion in Health Professional School Curricula and Climate Initiatives.”

Advocacy and Government Relations - October 2014

There is a saying in Washington: “If you are not at the table, you are on the menu.” A representative from the ADEA Advocacy and Governmental Relations staff was invited to present on the importance of advocating for academic dentistry, oral health care and dental and craniofacial research during the American Association of Women Dentists Day.

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.

U.S. Court of Appeals Will Rehear ACA Premium Tax Credit Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has agreed to a rare en banc rehearing of a challenge to the legality of most federal subsidies that are now being paid for insurance premiums purchased under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The decision to hold an en banc hearing in the case, Halbig v. Burwell, means that all of the court’s judges will rule on the case rather than just three justices. 

FTC Weighs in on Texas Dental Board Rules Concerning Dental Service Organizations

In a letter dated October 6, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) responded to an invitation for public comments on two rules proposed by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (Board).

The proposed rules at issue are as follows: Proposed 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §108.70 imposes new restrictions on the ability of Texas dentists to enter into contracts with “unlicensed persons” for the provision of nonclinical services, such as administrative support and business functions.

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