Learn what the ADA is doing to help vulnerable seniors achieve optimal oral health through a workable Medicare dental benefit.

Current Policies
View the ADA's official policies on Medicare and the oral health of older adults.
In Congress

September 10, 2021—Letter (PDF) to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the ADA's Medicare dental benefit position.

September 9, 2021—Letter (PDF) to the House Ways and Means Committee on the ADA's Medicare dental benefit position.

September 8, 2021—Coalition letter (PDF) to Congressional leadership from the state dental associations on the Medicare dental benefit.

September 1, 2021—Coalition letter (PDF) to congressional leaders expressing concerns about using Medicare Part B for dental benefits.

September 1, 2021—Letter (PDF) urging Congress to prioritize offering a stand-alone dental benefit for the most financially vulnerable seniors when considering options to expand the Medicare program.

August 12, 2021—Letter (PDF) urging members of the House and Senate to consider several recommendations for creating a Medicare dental benefit with a robust provider network.

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Prepared by: Government and Public Affairs
Last Updated: November 9, 2021