Recent News & Breakthroughs
Read the latest news stories from the Santa Fe Group, its programs and partners.
As policies to improve dental care benefits for seniors are currently being evaluated by Congress, the Santa Fe Group has provided an updated plan for Medicare Part B expansion and an Expanded Dental Benefit. In this addendum, cost estimates for these plans are detailed.
Approximately half of all Medicare beneficiaries having no dental care coverage at all while evidence continues to prove a strong link between oral disease and serious – even life-threatening – comorbidities.
The Lancet Commission on Oral Health calls on the World Health Organization (WHO) to support key action items as they develop global oral health strategy and action plan.
Can the Integration of Dental and General Healthcare Reduce the Prevalence of Periodontitis? EIU Report on the Societal and Economic Burden of Periodontitis
On June 14, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published a report commissioned by the European Federation of Periodontology that provides a cost analysis of periodontitis in six Western European countries. […]
Recent Santa Fe Group News
“It is impossible for me to pick one vignette which adequately captures the scores of interactions with my dear friend, colleague, role model, mentor and fellow Santa Fe Group Founding Member, […]
Santa Fe Group Congratulates Dr. Michael C. Alfano and Assistant Surgeon General Dr. Timothy L. Ricks on their Shils Fund Awards
The Santa Fe Group congratulates founding member and immediate past president Dr. Michael C. Alfano, and Senior Scholar Dr. Timothy L. Ricks, as tonight, Tuesday, October 13 at 6:30pm EST […]
Santa Fe Group Announces Robert A. Ganley, Retired Global CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent, as Emeritus Member of it Strategic Advisory Council
NEW YORK, N.Y., October 7, 2020 — The Santa Fe Group (SFG), a not-for-profit, action-oriented think tank with a passion for improving lives through oral health, announced today that Ivoclar […]
On behalf of The Santa Fe Group’s Senior Scholar, Tim Ricks, join HRSA Wed., July 8, at 4 p.m. ET for a webcast on the Medicaid and CHIP Distribution of […]
Recent COVID-19 News
This June 1 whitepaper update on COVID-19 focuses on the progress that has been made since the end of March 2021, identifies new developments – including vaccine updates - and addresses the most pressing challenges still facing the healthcare community.
Examines the Role of Oral Health Care Providers in Current and Future Public Health Challenges The Santa Fe Group, an action-oriented think tank seeking to improve lives through oral health, […]
T4T Education & Industry leaders seek to Identify Best Point of Care Test The Santa Fe Group is proud to coordinate the Testing for Tomorrow [T4T] Collaborative and announce its […]
HHS Secretary Azar Meets with President Tsai of Taiwan and Praises Taiwan’s Transparent COVID-19 Response
Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and members of the U.S. delegation to Taiwan met with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen at the Presidential Office Building. Secretary Azar congratulated […]
Recent Health News
Three Domain Framework Addresses Oral Health Delivery Industry leaders look to expand access and integration The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, along with 120 organizations, leaders, and stakeholders in […]
Study Details How Dental-Medical Collaborative Program at Health Center Improved HPV Vaccination Rates of Young Patients A new study describes a first-of-its-kind program designed to increase the rates of HPV […]
The American Dental Association Board of Trustees has adopted an ad interim policy stating dentistry is essential health care to help guide advocacy for the dental profession during the COVID-19 […]
People with disabilities have a long history of unequal access to, and discrimination in, oral health and primary care, which has resulted in large health disparities between disabled individuals and […]
Recent Health Leadership News
Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry Launched at UPenn On January 22, the Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry (CiPD) was launched with a virtual program that included participants from […]
Recent Medicare News
A recently published study demonstrates the association of preventive dental care with reduced emergency department and inpatient admissions and costs.
Justice In Aging‘s new issue brief, Adding a Dental Benefit to Medicare: Addressing Oral Health Inequity Based on Disability , spotlights how adding a dental benefit to Medicare would reduce […]
HHS Extends Application Deadline for Medicaid Providers and Plans to Reopen Portal to Certain Medicare Providers
HHS announcing an application deadline extension, until August 28, for the Medicaid/CHIP and dentist distributions from the Fund. Additionally, starting the week of August 10, HHS will give providers who […]
In May, Rep. Barragán introduced the Medicare Dental Benefit Act of 2019, H.R. 2951, a bill that would repeal the exclusion of dental care on Medicare Part B coverage and provides necessary oral […]