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Current Policies

Below are select major policies adopted by the ADA House of Delegates.


 

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Public Health Emergencies

  • Ad Interim Policy on Dentistry As Essential Health Care
    (2020)
  • Dentistry's Role in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response
    (2007)
  • State Mass Disaster Plan
    (2002)
  • Liability Protection for Bioterrorism Responders
    (2002)

Dental Amalgam

  • National Pretreatment Standard for Dental Office Wastewater
    (2019)
  • Precapsulated Amalgam Alloy
    (2017)
  • Use of Amalgam as Restorative Material
    (2017)
  • Scientific Assessment of Dental Restorative Materials
    (2017)
  • Action Plan on Amalgam in Dental Office Wastewater
    (2007)
  • Dental Office Wastewater Policy
    (2003)

Diet and Nutrition

  • Policies and Recommendations on Diet and Nutrition
    (2016)

Fluoride and Fluoridation

  • Fluoridation of Water Supplies
    (2015)
  • Operational Policies and Recommendations Regarding Community Water Fluoridation
    (2015)
  • Community-Based Topical Fluoride Programs
    (2014)
  • Bottled Water and Home Water Treatment Systems
    (2013)
  • Groundwater with Natural Levels of Fluoride
    (1999)

Medicaid and CHIP

  • Peer-to-Peer State Dental Medicaid Audits
    (2017)
  • Chief State Medicaid Dental Officer and Medicaid Dental Advisory Committee
    (2015)
  • Advocate for Adequate Funding Under Medicaid Block Grants
    (2014)
  • Federal Tax Credit Voucher for Medicaid Dentist Providers
    (2014)
  • Medicaid and Indigent Care Funding
    (2014)
  • Support of Current Medicaid Law and Regulations Regarding Dental Services
    (2014)
  • Funding for Non Dental Providers Preventive Care
    (2014)
  • Increase Federal Medicaid Funding
    (2014)
  • Fee-For-Service Medicaid Programs
    (2014)
  • Reauthorization of the State Children's Health Insurance Program
    (2012)
  • Support for Adult Medicaid Dental Services
    (2012)

Student Loans and Postgraduate Educational Debt

  • Federal Student Loan Programs
    (2019)
  • Federal Student Loan Repayment Incentives
    (2019)
  • Tax Treatment of Student Loan Interest, Scholarships and Stipends
    (2019)
  • NHSC Policy on Scholarships and Loan Repayments
    (2016)

Substance Use Disorders (Opioid Crisis)

  • Policy on Opioid Prescribing
    (2018)
  • Insurance Coverage for Chemical Dependency Treatment
    (2017)
  • Statement on Alcohol and Other Substance Use by Pregnant and Postpartum Patients
    (2017)
  • Statement on Alcoholism and Other Substance Use Disorders
    (2017)
  • Statement on the Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Dental Pain
    (2016)
  • Guidelines Related to Alcohol, Nicotine, and/or Drug Use by Child or Adolescent Patients
    (2013)
  • Statement on Provision of Dental Treatment for Patients with Substance Use Disorders
    (2005)

Tobacco Use and Vaping

  • Ad Interim Policy on E-Cigarettes and Vaping
    (2019)
  • Policies and Recommendations on Tobacco Use
    (2016)

Prepared by: Government and Public Affairs
Last Updated: August 25, 2020