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Article Clinicians, Dentists, Nurses and Advocacy Group Collaborate to Change Law / Promote Fluoride Varnishing for Children

Clinicians, Dentists, Nurses and Advocacy Group Collaborate to Change Law / Promote Fluoride Varnishing for Children

Starting July 1, certified medical assistants will be allowed to apply fluoride varnish to young children at well-child doctors’ visits, thanks to a collaboration between physicians, dentists, nurses, and a […]

Article Make Medicare Better

Make Medicare Better

Today, the Medicare program doesn’t provide oral and dental coverage to most Medicare beneficiaries – even when it is needed to treat Medicare-covered diseases. This problem exposes Medicare beneficiaries to […]

Article Addressing Caries Through the Lens of Social Justice, Health Equity, Human Rights

Addressing Caries Through the Lens of Social Justice, Health Equity, Human Rights

The forum in Los Angeles identified not only the significance of collaboration between dentists and physicians in preventing caries, but also the important role community oral health workers could play […]

Article Kaiser Family Foundation Issues Brief on Policy Options for Improving Dental Coverage for People on Medicare

Kaiser Family Foundation Issues Brief on Policy Options for Improving Dental Coverage for People on Medicare

The brief describes five potential ways to strengthen oral healthcare for older adults, with a focus on creating a new dental benefit under Medicare.

Ebook Resources

Ebook Justice in Aging Develops Statutory Analysis of an Oral Health Benefit in Medicare

Justice in Aging Develops Statutory Analysis of an Oral Health Benefit in Medicare

The Justice in Aging organization released an issue brief analyzing the current statutory framework for Medicare Part B, the advantages of creating an oral healthcare benefit through existing Part B […]

Ebook Bi-Partisan Request to Congress

Bi-Partisan Request to Congress

Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate put forth requests to use existing statutory authority to provide Traditional Medicare coverage of medically necessary oral and dental treatment.

Ebook RWJF Executive Summary on Childhood Obesity

RWJF Executive Summary on Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a major public health problem in the United States. An association between childhood obesity and dental caries, the most prevalent disease of childhood, has been suggested. One […]

Ebook Dietary Changes to Prevent Childhood Obesity and Consumption of Sugar‐Sweetened Beverages

Dietary Changes to Prevent Childhood Obesity and Consumption of Sugar‐Sweetened Beverages

A scoping review of skills and tools oral health professionals need to engage children and parents in dietary changes to prevent childhood obesity and consumption of sugar‐sweetened beverages Lisa F. […]

Video Resources

Video U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams Says Oral Health Is A National Health Priority

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams Says Oral Health Is A National Health Priority

Dr. Jerome Adams, 20th Surgeon General of the United States, says our nation’s most pressing health concerns are the opioid epidemic, oral health, and the links between community health and […]

White Paper Resources

White Paper Medicare Oral Health Care Update

Medicare Oral Health Care Update

Addressing the problem of Medicare’s lack of meaningful oral health coverage has long been a focus of the Center for Medicare Advocacy. Over the decades, the Center has assisted beneficiaries […]

White Paper 2019 Salon Special Report: “Inside Dentistry”

2019 Salon Special Report: “Inside Dentistry”

Summary of the 2019 Santa Fe Group Salon: Comprehensive Health Without Oral Health: The Medicare Paradox

White Paper Clinical Consensus on Medically Necessary Dental Care – Fact Sheet

Clinical Consensus on Medically Necessary Dental Care – Fact Sheet

Across numerous medical fields, professionals agree that good oral health is critical to overall health, and an important component of treating or managing many diseases. The Clinical Consensus on Medically […]

White Paper Sen. Cardin (D-MD) Seeks to Add Dental Benefits in Medicare Part B

Sen. Cardin (D-MD) Seeks to Add Dental Benefits in Medicare Part B

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, has introduced legislation (S.22) that creates a dental benefit under Medicare Part B. Currently, Medicare does not pay for […]