Recent News & Breakthroughs
Read the latest news stories from the Santa Fe Group, its programs and partners.
The Consortium for Medically Necessary Oral Health Coverage commended the Biden Administration for finalizing regulatory policy that will have a direct and meaningful impact [...]
In an article posted on CNN’s website on October 10, 2022, Susan Jaffe, contributing writer of Kaiser Health News and Washington Correspondent for The Lancet, discusses proposed changes in Medicare […]
The Consortium for Medically Necessary Oral Health Coverage – a leading consensus-building alliance of more than 240 dental, medical, patient, and consumer organizations – has drafted comments to the Centers […]
The guest on this episode of WorkforceRx is Dr. Nader Nadershahi, Chair of the American Dental Education Association: Benefits of Integrating Oral and Medical Care. Tune in to find out […]
Recent Santa Fe Group News
The Santa Fe Group drafted a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in response to their request for information/comments on Medicare Parts A and B Payment for medically necessary […]
The Santa Fe Group has been chosen as the recipient of the “Special Recognition” Award for 2022 from the Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund. This award is given to honor […]
The Santa Fe Group is saddened today with the announcement of the passing of one of their Senior Scholars, E. Dianne Rekow, D.D.S., Ph.D. “It was a great pleasure to […]
We are pleased to present our inaugural Santa Fe Group (SFG) Annual Report. This report marks our 25th anniversary as a neutral convener, communicator, and catalyst for change in advancing […]
Recent COVID-19 News
Executive Summary On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. By March 11, 2020, the number of cases […]
This June 1 position paper 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 […]
Recent Health News
As the only possible source of oral healthcare for those who have no dental insurance coverage, emergency departments are increasingly used to address nonurgent oral health problems in the United […]
June is national oral health month in the United States. Supported by the American Dental Association (ADA), oral health month serves as a reminder of the importance of good oral […]
April 26, 2022 For nine consecutive years, the Linda C. Niessen Geriatric Dentistry Symposium has been addressing key topics to help to improve dental treatment outcomes in older adults. The […]
Our teeth: a gateway to nutrition, a way to signal our emotions, and a reflection of overall good health. Our teeth are truly worth respecting, preserving, and saving. Before the […]
Recent Health Leadership News
Preventive Dental Care Is Associated With Improved Health Care Outcomes and Reduced Costs for Medicaid Members With Diabetes
A new study reported in the August 2022 issue of Frontiers in Dental Medicine examines the relationship between specific dental services and healthcare outcomes and costs in Medicaid beneficiaries with […]
“The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place.” – Helen Keller Named in honor of Helen Keller, HELEN is the official journal of the […]
For the first time in history, the Presidents of the American Medical Association (AMA), Gerald E. Harmon, MD, and the American Dental Association (ADA), Cesar Sabates, DDS, were brought together […]
Overjet has received FDA clearance for Caries Assist, the AI-powered dental caries detection and outlining software for chairside aid and patient communication. Following the FDA clearance last year of Overjet’s […]
Recent Medicare News
Most Medicare beneficiaries are unable to receive oral and dental care even when it is medically necessary for the treatment of Medicare-covered diseases. Historically, Medicare coverage has extended to the […]
Last week, US Senator Bernie Sanders introduced his Medicare for All Act of 2022 in the senate. Fourteen other senators are cosponsoring the bill, which would establish a federally administered […]
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.