Kentucky Medicaid Expansion-helps reduce barriers to care
More low-income patients are able to seek dental care through Kentucky’s expansion of Medicaid, according to research presented by a Kentucky legislative committee.
To learn more about the impact of Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion, click here.
Illinois bill expands the role of dental professionals
On Dec. 2, the Illinois House voted to adopt House Bill 500, sponsored by Rep. Mike Zalewski.
The bill outlines provisions for the expanded functions of dental hygienists and assistants.
To read more about the bill, click here.
Educational debt does play a role in a dentist's career choice
According to a study published by The Journal of the American Dental Association, “dentists who graduated with higher debt were less likely to specialize and more likely to enter private practice over other primary occupations, which usually have lower salaries.”
To read the full study, click here.