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Health Care Reform

Whether debating the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or the myriad of other laws that have shaped America’s health care system, one thing is certain: The ADA is pursuing common sense reforms to help prevent oral disease before it starts and reduce the number of adults and children with untreated dental disease.

To that end, the ADA is calling on lawmakers, regulators, and others to invest their time and resources in three key areas.

  • Coverage and Benefits—Overcoming the financial barriers that prevent so many from obtaining the dental care they need.
  • Workforce—Having an adequate dental workforce located where it is needed (and sufficiently funded) to carry out its mission.
  • Prevention and Education—Preventing oral disease through oral health literacy, community-based interventions, and interprofessional collaboration.

Healthy teeth and gums aren’t a luxury. They’re essential. Together, we can help everyone in America attain the best oral health possible.

ADA Resources

  • Action for Dental Health is the ADA’s nationwide, community-based movement aimed at ending the dental health crisis in America.
  • ADA Health Policy Institute furnishes critical policy research examining the impact of health care reform on the dental sector, including access to dental services.
  • ADA Engage is a way for ADA members to contact their elected representatives whenever time-sensitive action is needed.
  • ADA Center for Professional Success helps ADA members understand how the Affordable Care Act and other health care laws affect them as practitioners, employers, and consumers.

Contact Us

The ADA invites member questions about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects them at healthreform@ada.org.

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