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.
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
Q and A
also of interest
- What is Medicaid's Impact on Access to Care, Health Outcomes, and Quality of Care? Setting the Record Straight on the Evidence
- A Historical Review of How States Have Responded to the Availability of Federal Funds for Health Coverage
- Children and Oral Health: Assessing Needs, Coverage and Access
- Oral Health in the U.S.: Key Facts