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NADP warns of unexpected consequences of Mass. insurance law
The National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) is cautioning that a new law in Massachusetts designed to reform dental insurance in the state may have unexpected consequences, including increased premiums and decreased dental plan options.
November 9, 2022
Dentistry has big night in U.S. elections
Voters largely supported many dental issues and dentists up for vote in Tuesday's U.S. elections. The big win of the night for organized dentistry was in Massachusetts, where voters overwhelmingly supported a measure to reform dental insurance medical loss ratios.
November 8, 2022
Mass. votes for dental insurance reform
Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly supported reforming dental insurance medical loss ratios, requiring carriers to spend at least 83% of revenues on members’ dental expenses and improvements instead of administrative costs. The law will be effective in 2024.
November 8, 2022
Health Canada OKs Sonendo's GentleWave G4
Sonendo announced that Health Canada has granted regulatory approval for commercial sales of its GentleWave G4 system.
November 1, 2022
Medicare finalizes paying for select dental services in 2023
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is expanding access to dental care by finalizing payment for services deemed "integral to covered medical services," according to the Calendar Year 2023 Physician Fee Schedule final rule that was released on November 1.
November 1, 2022
ADA and coalition announce support for oral health literacy bill
Members of the Organized Dentistry Coalition, including the ADA, announced their support for a bipartisan bill that would establish an education campaign promoting oral health literacy among at-risk populations.
October 18, 2022
Dental assistants in the U.S. face new laws, regulatory shifts
In 2021 and 2022, several states in the U.S. and the District of Columbia enacted legislative and regulatory changes affecting dental assistants, according to the Dental Assisting National Board's "State of the States" report.
October 12, 2022
CDHA applauds legislation to improve access to dental care
The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) applauded a government proposal to expand access to dental care for patients under the Canada Dental Benefit.
September 21, 2022
NC dental board proposes rule changes to improve anesthesia safety
The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners approved proposed changes to its rules on anesthesia and sedation following the death of a patient during a routine dental procedure in 2020, according to a report by WECT News in Raleigh.
September 15, 2022
Pearl's AI software cleared in South Africa
Dental artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Pearl has received clearance in South Africa from the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority for its Second Opinion solution.
August 31, 2022
ADA calls for public comments on caries lesions treatment guideline
The ADA Science & Research Institute is seeking public comments for its proposed clinical practice guideline on restorative treatments for caries lesions.
August 9, 2022
Federal report calls for additional support for dental therapy
A new federal report calls for additional funding and support to grow dental therapy and improve accessibility to oral healthcare.
August 3, 2022
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