As you know, more than 47 million people in the U.S. live in areas with limited access to dental care.
But did you know? This week, The Action for Dental Health Act, H.R. 2422, was reintroduced in Congress. The bill aims to improve oral health by breaking down barriers to care.
ADA member, Dr. Cheryl Watson-Lowry testified before the House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health to express the urgent need for this legislation.
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Learn more about the bill:
1. The bill will allow organizations to qualify for grants to support oral health education and prevention, and to establish dental homes for children and adults, including the elderly, blind and disabled.
2. Legislation will increase opportunities for organizations (such as AzMOM or DAD) to partner with dental schools and the community to provide dental services to the underserved.
3. The bill will support proven, cost-effective measures and help more hospitals and local dentist set up referral programs for emergency dental visits, which costs the system nearly $3 billion.