House Bill Would Reduce Costly Rebuilding of Repeatedly Flooded Properties

House Bill Would Reduce Costly Rebuilding of Repeatedly Flooded Properties The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the federal program that helps residents, business owners, and communities recover from flooding, may be getting some help from Congress. After months of discussion, the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on Wednesday passed…

Report Falls Short of Accurately Assessing Dentist Participation in Medicaid

Report Falls Short of Accurately Assessing Dentist Participation in Medicaid Sometimes even the best national data available are still insufficient to draw meaningful policy conclusions. On May 31, the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute released a 50-state report estimating the geographic proximity of publicly insured children to Medicaid providers.…

Report Falls Short of Accurately Assessing Dentist Participation in Medicaid

Report Falls Short of Accurately Assessing Dentist Participation in Medicaid Sometimes even the best national data available are still insufficient to draw meaningful policy conclusions. On May 31, the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute released a 50-state report estimating the geographic proximity of publicly insured children to Medicaid providers.…

The Way America Treats Oral Health Takes a Toll on Us

The Way America Treats Oral Health Takes a Toll on Us In May, The Pew Charitable Trusts interviewed veteran journalist Mary Otto about what she learned while writing her new book, Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America. Her answers have been edited…

The Way America Treats Oral Health Takes a Toll on Us

The Way America Treats Oral Health Takes a Toll on Us In May, The Pew Charitable Trusts interviewed veteran journalist Mary Otto about what she learned while writing her new book, Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America. Her answers have been edited…

Who Can’t Get Dental Care?

Who Can’t Get Dental Care? Only about a third of U.S. dentists accept public insurance, which limits access to care for the 72 million children and adults who rely on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. More than 50 million people live in areas with dentist shortages. Access to…

Who Can’t Get Dental Care?

Who Can’t Get Dental Care? Only about a third of U.S. dentists accept public insurance, which limits access to care for the 72 million children and adults who rely on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. More than 50 million people live in areas with dentist shortages. Access to…

In Minnesota, a Dental Therapist Helps Kids Get the Care They Need

In Minnesota, a Dental Therapist Helps Kids Get the Care They Need Many Minnesota children are now receiving care because their state allows dentists to hire dental therapists like Becker. These professionals—midlevel providers akin to physician assistants—provide routine prevention and treatment services, such as filling cavities and placing temporary crowns.…

In Minnesota, a Dental Therapist Helps Kids Get the Care They Need

In Minnesota, a Dental Therapist Helps Kids Get the Care They Need Many Minnesota children are now receiving care because their state allows dentists to hire dental therapists like Becker. These professionals—midlevel providers akin to physician assistants—provide routine prevention and treatment services, such as filling cavities and placing temporary crowns.…

Financial Incentives Improve Dental Sealant Rates for Oregon Children

Financial Incentives Improve Dental Sealant Rates for Oregon Children Highly effective, low-cost clinical prevention strategies rarely exist for the public’s health ills. That is what dental sealants are for the problem of tooth decay. A $53 sealant provided to a child at the right time can reduce decay in permanent…