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Access Issues/Action for Dental Health in the News

The American Dental Association works to inform public opinion regarding access to dental care and the strides dentists are making to address America’s dental crisis. The following articles show how dentists are being covered in the media.

ER Visits for Dental Problems Rising
USA Today
June 28, 2015

Adding Dentists to the Team: ACO Costs Go Down, Care Up
Politico Pro
June 16, 2015 

Untreated Dental Decay is Falling Among Children
New York Times
March 5, 2015

Tending to Unmet Dental Needs, a Root of Elder Hunger
Wall Street Journal Online
Jan. 9, 2015

Grassroots Solutions from America's Dentists: Getting Everyone the Dental Care They Need
Fox News
Nov. 28, 2014

1,000 San Antonians Get Free Dental Care
KSAT TV (San Antonio)
Oct. 12, 2014

Putting Teeth in Health Reform: Dental Clinics Aren’t Enough
Charlotte Observer
Sept. 1, 2014

Durbin Talks Health Issues at Erie 

Evanston Now 
Aug. 5, 2014

Aging Virginians Need Dental Care
Suffolk News-Herald 
July 25, 2014

Your Health: Task Force Targets Dental Needs of Seniors
Richmond Times-Dispatch
June 29, 2014

Dentists to Congress: Open Wide
Politico Pulse
May 19, 2014

American Dental Association Report to Congress Addresses Barriers to Care
Bloomberg Businessweek
May 19, 2014

Emergency Room is No Place for a Toothache: Opinion
New Jersey Star Ledger
May 15, 2014

Clinic Highlights Struggle of Many to Obtain Dental Care
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 14, 2014

Report: Preventable Dental Problems Costing Michigan ERs
Michigan NPR
April 21, 2014

Reform Update: ACA Means Dental Care for Millions on Medicaid
Modern Healthcare
April 8, 2014

Under Obamacare, Not All Kids Will Get Dental Coverage
March 7, 2014

ER Visits for Dental Woes Rising
Health News Florida
Feb. 26, 2014

Opinion: The Real Crisis in America's ERs
CNN Online
Feb. 12, 2014

Henry Schein and Supplier Partners Join American Dental Association to Celebrate 12th Annual Give Kids A Smile Day
Wall Street Journal Online
Feb. 7, 2014

Obamacare Isn’t Good for Your Teeth
Wall Street Journal
Jan. 24, 2014

A Gap in the Affordable Care Act
New York Times
Dec. 16, 2013

Dental Weaknesses in ACA Healthcare Insurance Coverage
Nonprofit Quarterly
Nov. 19, 2013

Healthcare Without Teeth
Nov. 18, 2013

Uninsured In Michigan County Can Pay for Dental Care with Volunteer Work
Kaiser Health News
Nov. 17, 2013

Will Work for Dental: A New Health Care Model?
USA Today
Nov. 16, 2013

Getting a Grip on Dental Expenses
Wall Street Journal
Nov. 16, 2013

Don’t Neglect Oral Healthcare in Frail, Elderly
Nov. 8, 2013

A Dentist's View on Tackling the National Dental Health Crisis
Huffington Post
Oct. 2, 2013


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