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Friday, June 13, 2014
Friday Dental Download: June 13, 2014
week, we tour the DentaQuest Institute’s Oral Health Center, learn about
potentially groundbreaking research into the bacteria in our mouths, and call
on Congress to continue working to improve access to oral health for all.
Follow along on twitter using the hashtag #FridayDentalDL.
The DentaQuest Institute’s Dr. Rob
Compton walks us through the Oral Center in Westborough, Massachusetts and tells
us about the Institute’s innovative programs that promote prevention of dental
disease, such as the ECC
Researchers at the University at
Buffalo have received a grant from the National Institute of Dental and
Craniofacial Research of the National Institute of Health to study the oral
microbiome and periodontitis in postmenopausal women. Researchers believe the
study is on the cutting edge of science as it could clarify gaps in knowledge
about the bacteria in our mouths. 3. Commission
recommends extending CHIP funding
The Medicaid and Children's
Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Payment Access Commission (MACPAC) has recommended
that the U.S. Congress should extend CHIP funding for a transition period of
two additional years, according to the American Dental Education Association
(ADEA), reports DrBicuspid. The
Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the 12.7 million children
expected to be enrolled in 2015 would be at risk of losing their CHIP coverage
in 2016 if funding is not continued.
The American Dental Association (ADA) has
released its inaugural “Action for Dental Health: Report to Congress,” which
recognizes the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Action for Dental
Health (ADH) movement and the grassroots efforts taking place across the
country to eliminate barriers to dental health. The DentaQuest Foundation is an
avid supporter of creating networks across the country to improve access to
oral health benefits so we applaud the ADAs work in this regard.