ADEA is hosting a congressional briefing on
July 19 to examine the impact of federal funding for dental education and training programs on rural communities and the opioid crisis. Title VII, Section 748 of the Public Health Service Act authorizes programs to support and develop education and training programs in general, pediatric, and public
health dentistry, which includes programs for student financial assistance, traineeships, faculty development, predoctoral and advanced dental education and training, and the establishment or operation of faculty loan repayment programs. These programs are administered through the U.S.
Health Resources Services Administration.
This funding is critical to growing the oral health workforce and improving the health of underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the nation. Accredited dental or dental hygiene schools, not-for-profit hospitals, or other public or private not-for-profit entities that have accredited
training programs in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or dental public health are all eligible to receive the funding. If you are in the Washington, DC area that day, please join us for a discussion over a complimentary breakfast on Capitol Hill, 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time,
Rayburn House Office Building
Published on July 11, 2018