ACA enrollment figure included dental plans
November 21, 2014 -- The Obama administration said it incorrectly added 380,000 dental subscribers to its totals when it calculated the number of people with health coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
J.D. Power releases new dental plan customer satisfaction report
November 20, 2014 -- J.D. Power has released its new 2014 Dental Plan Satisfaction Report, which ranked eight dental plan providers by customer satisfaction.
Henry Schein's Center of Excellence features Barco Eonis displays
November 18, 2014 -- Image display firm Barco has donated its Eonis clinical specialty displays to support Henry Schein Practice Solutions' new Center of Excellence in Utah.
DentalEZ launches 360° Customer Care Program
November 17, 2014 -- DentalEZ Group< has launched its new 360° Customer Care Program, a comprehensive online customer service tool for all StarDental customers.
Oral Health America urges addition of oral health to White House conference
November 14, 2014 -- Every 10 years the White House hosts a Conference on Aging that covers issues such as retirement security and healthy aging. As in past years, oral healthcare isn't on the agenda. To try to correct this serious oversight, Oral Health America is reaching out to the dental community to petition the conference organizers to add oral healthcare to the agenda.
KaVo Kerr Group unveils 5 new websites
November 10, 2014 -- KaVo Kerr Group companies Gendex, Orascoptic, Aribex, Pelton & Crane, and Marus have updated their websites to enhance the end-user experience.
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear ACA subsidies case
November 7, 2014 -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) regarding subsidies, according to multiple media sources.
Key Group releases new U.S. dental labs market report
November 7, 2014 -- The Key Group has released its 2014 U.S. Dental Laboratory Market Assessment and Trends Report with data from more than 300 dental laboratories.
ADA report: Financial issues are main reason for delayed dental care
November 4, 2014 -- Financial factors are the biggest reason people delay getting needed dental care, according to a new ADA Health Policy Institute report. Access to dental care will be more difficult as millions of children and adults gain dental coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
OIG releases 2015 dental areas of review
November 3, 2014 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its Work Plan for fiscal year 2015. This plan summarizes new and ongoing reviews and activities that OIG plans to pursue with respect to HHS programs and operations during the current fiscal year and beyond, according to the department.
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ACA: Dental coverage rising for young adults via expanded coverage

More young adults are getting dental coverage under the healthcare policies of their parents, according to a new report by ADA researchers. This "spillover" effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) dependent coverage policy stems from employers' voluntary expansion of dental coverage, which dovetails with the expansion of medical coverage. Read more.

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