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ADA Board of Trustees: Dentistry is Essential Health Care

Health · August 10, 2020 · The Editors

The American Dental Association Board of Trustees has adopted an ad interim policy stating dentistry is essential health care to help guide advocacy for the dental profession during the COVID-19 […]

Accessible Care is Equal Care

Health · July 29, 2020 · The Editors

People with disabilities have a long history of unequal access to, and discrimination in, oral health and primary care, which has resulted in large health disparities between disabled individuals and […]

New National Health Objectives in Healthy People 2030

Health · January 8, 2019 · The Editors

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments regarding the Healthy People 2030 objectives. Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all […]

National Study Finds Higher Blood Pressure with Poor Oral Health

Health · October 23, 2018 · The Editors

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the tissues surrounding the teeth, with evidence of systemic effects. Some studies showed the benefit of periodontal therapy on blood pressure (BP), but […]

Mississippi’s New Medicaid Waiver Requires Enrollees to Make Less Than 27% FPL per Year

Health · August 9, 2018 · The Editors

More states are seeking to impose work requirements for parents and caretaker relatives to obtain health coverage. Mississippi’s new waiver amendment to CMS requires enrollees to work at least 20 […]

HHS Commissions New Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health

Health · August 2, 2018 · The Editors

On behalf of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Surgeon General, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute of Dental and […]