Healthy People 2030 - Oral Conditions

October 06, 2020
Oral Conditions Overview and Objectives Evidence-Based Resources

Celebrating Child Health Day October 5

October 01, 2020
A Message from the Administrator At HRSA, we celebrate families every day. The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) administers programs, supports research, and

Recommendations About the Use of Dental Amalgam in Certain High-Risk Populations: FDA Safety Communication

September 28, 2020
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing recommendations about the use of dental amalgam in certain groups of people who may be at greater risk to the potential adverse health effects of mercury exposure, to include:

Gavin Newsom signs SB 653, Dental hygienists: registered dental hygienist in alternative practice: scope of practice

September 28, 2020
California is experiencing a significant shortage of dental health professionals. Expanding the scope of practice for mid-level dental professionals is crucial to address oral health disparities in communities of color.

New AAP interim guidance covers use of PPE in ambulatory settings

By Alyson Sulaski Wyckoff, Associate Editor on August 20, 2020
The Academy has released interim guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by health care personnel, patients and families in ambulatory care settings.

Elmo's Toothy Dance Awareness Campaign

By More LA Smiles on August 20, 2020
We are proud to partner with Sesame Street in Communities to conduct a children’s oral health awareness campaign with the aim of educating children, families and caregivers about the importance of oral health.

CDA and ADA respond to WHO recommendation: Dentistry is essential health care

August 12, 2020
CDA and ADA strongly disagree with the World Health Organization’s Aug. 3 guidance advising that routine non-essential oral health care, including oral health check-ups, dental cleanings and preventive care, be delayed. 

Research to Advance Models of Care for Medicaid-Eligible Populations

By Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on August 06, 2020
2020 Call for Proposals Release Date: August 5, 2020 | Application Deadline: Wed, 2 Sep 2020

Advancing Health Equity Through Telehealth Interventions During COVID-19 and Beyond: Policy Recommendations and Promising State Models

By Lee Taylor-Penn, Emmett Ruff on July 28, 2020
Due to COVID-19, states are making major policy and regulatory changes to expand health systems’ telehealth capabilities to meet the needs of patients and providers. This shift has tremendous potential to help people who have historically lacked access to medical care, including people in rural...