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Students develop remote robotic dentistry system
Students at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology developed a prototype that may one day lead to remote robotic dentistry.
April 14, 2023
NCD calls for federal oral healthcare coverage
The U.S. National Council on Disability (NCD) released a report on the unmet oral healthcare needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
April 7, 2023
NYU team lands NIDCR grant to study mitochondria role in tooth enamel formation
Researchers from the NYU College of Dentistry will study the role of mitochondria in the formation of tooth enamel.
April 12, 2023
Task force touts teledentistry as a solution to improving global oral health
A task force of academic experts has concluded that teledentistry has the potential to give millions of people worldwide regular access to dental services.
April 7, 2023
Expanded dental workforce could improve pediatric oral health
An expanded dental workforce could improve the oral health of U.S. children, according to a study published on March 20 in JAMA Health Forum.
April 3, 2023
Liberty Dental Plan names new CEO, president
Dental benefits administrator Liberty Dental Plan has named Marti Lolli as president and CEO, replacing the company's founder Dr. Amir Neshat.
March 6, 2023
Do DSOs improve access to care?
The growth of dental service organizations (DSOs) in the U.S. does not appear to correlate to improved access to care, according to a commentary published on February 8 in the
Journal of the American Dental Association
February 8, 2023
ADA offers suggestions on improving Medicaid, CHIP
The ADA is sharing ways that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services can improve the processes for individuals to enroll and retain eligibility in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Among its suggestions is eliminating limits on dental care.
November 14, 2022
DentaQuest and its DSO expand access in Florida
Medicaid dental benefits administrator DentaQuest and its affiliated dental support organization (DSO) Advantage Dental+ have opened four dental practices in three dental deserts in Florida.
October 31, 2022
Only 1 in 3 dentists take Medicaid
An estimated 1 in 3 dentists in the U.S. treat Medicaid patients, and those who see low-income patients are less likely to be white, according to a panel discussion held on September 15 by the ADA Health Policy Institute.
September 15, 2022
Conn. passes legislation to discourage FQHC patient churning
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed the state's fiscal year 2023 budget adjustment bill into law last month, which contains a provision concerning the provision of nonemergency dental services at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in the state.
June 5, 2022
Disability council urges Biden to expand dental Medicaid
In a March letter, the U.S. National Council on Disability urged President Joe Biden and the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to require all state Medicaid agencies to provide dental benefits to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
April 13, 2022
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