U.S. House Passes Action For Dental Health Act

by Billy Tarpley on February 28, 2018

The ADA News (2/27, Garvin) reports that the House of Representatives voted 387-13 on Feb. 26 to pass the Action for Dental Health Act of 2017, which calls for Congress “to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve essential oral health care for low-income and other underserved individuals by breaking down barriers to care, and for other purposes.” ADA President Joseph P. Crowley sent an action alert to ADA members, calling the legislation’s passage “a huge victory for dentistry and patients everywhere.” Dr. Crowley said, “All Americans deserve good dental health and this bill helps fund programs that combat dental disease before it starts.” The article reports that “the ADA is working with Senators to take action on this legislation.”

For more information about the ADA’s Action for Dental Health initiative, visit ADA.org.

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