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Oral Health: Putting Teeth into the Health Care System

Oral Health: Putting Teeth into the Health Care System

The Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsored an August 17 briefing to discuss oral health coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). While PPACA ensures dental coverage for children, challenges remain to improve dental health access and coverage for adults.

Speakers will explore such questions as: With 15 percent of the U.S. population living in dental “Health Professional Shortage Areas,” how can dental workforce shortages be addressed? How can collaborations between dentists and primary care physicians strengthen oral health care in the U.S.? What provisions under PPACA will impact oral health care?

For more information, please visit the Alliance’s event page.

Full version: Video


Speakers for this session:

Ed Howard of the Alliance and David Krol of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will co-moderate.

  • Lynn Mouden, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Monica Hebl, American Dental Association
  • Julie Stitzel, Pew Center on the States
  • Christy Fogarty, Children’s Dental Services, Minnesota