Media Monday: Dental Medicaid Cuts: What to do?

On August 28, the New York Times published an article describing recent cuts in adult dental coverage through Medicaid. The article told the story of nationwide reductions in dental services offered by states through their Medicaid programs. The focus was on the latest state to cut adult dental benefits, Illinois, and another state that recently… Read more »

Media Monday: Lamar goes to the dentist

Lamar Odom, who is famous for chowing down on sugary snacks with Rob Kardashian, may appear in shape, but his oral health is not. On “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, Lamar went to the dentist and spent 7 hours under general anesthesia to get all of his dental needs taken care of. This included 8… Read more »

Member Monday: update from a DC extern

WASHINGTON: As an ASDA national health policy extern in the ADA’s Washington, D.C. offices this summer, I was able to attend the Friday session of the ADPAC Board meeting in Annapolis, and had the pleasure of meeting and conversing with several members of the Board.

Moral Monday: It’s Mandatory

Dentists are mandatory reporters for children and vulnerable adult abuse. Are you aware of the signs of abuse? Do you know how to report it? And who qualifies as a “vulnerable adult”? An article by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime states that research indicates most injuries from abuse are found… Read more »