Washington–She and her clients “are standing together in the same line, looking for help” for their dental needs, a Falls Church, Va., social worker told a Senate subcommittee Sept. 12 at a hearing on Dental Crisis in America: The Need to Address Cost.
Philadelphia—Eligible volunteer dentists may provide dental care for U.S. Olympic elite athletes as members of the USOC health care team under an agreement announced by the Academy for Sports Dentistry.
The Association has posted a Sunshine Act Frequently Asked Questions for Dentists document to help members understand implications of the "transfer of value" data collection that began Aug. 1 and the data reporting that will follow.
Atlanta—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sept. 3 announced cooperative agreements with 21 states offering nearly $6 million in grants over the next year and approximately $30 million through 2018 to promote oral health.
Sacramento, Calif.—The California Dental Association and several
individual dentists filed a formal demand for arbitration with Delta
Dental of California to challenge Delta's unilateral decision to revise
two significant provisions to its provider agreements.
The "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," shorthanded as the ACA and as this series of reports will refer to it, has the potential to reshape health care in America. Expansion of medical insurance coverage, a move toward more integrated care delivery and significant changes in the financing of health care are among the expectations of ACA legislators and regulators.
Washington—U.S. Department of Education renewal of ADA's
Commission on Dental Accreditation as a nationally recognized
accrediting agency "is critical in support of CODA's mission to serve
the oral health care needs of the public through the development and
administration of accreditation standards that foster continuous quality
improvement of dental and dental related educational programs," said
Dr. Kent L. Knoernschild, CODA chair.