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Academy of General Dentistry Access to Care White Paper
Date:4/29/2009

Comprehensive Approach Urges Action to Protect Public's Oral Health

CHICAGO, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the only voice exclusively for the general dentist, reminds legislators that dentistry is very different from the practice of medicine and these differences must be taken into consideration in any effort by Congress to enact an overhaul of the health care system. A critical issue for general dentistry is access to care. The AGD created a white paper on access to oral health care to provide real and workable solutions for improving access to oral health care as part of any broader health care reform undertaken by the 111th Congress.

The white paper, titled, "Increasing Access to and Utilization of Oral Health Care Services" offers more than 30 recommendations in eight broad subject areas:

  • Attracting students to careers in dentistry
  • Enhancing existing federal training programs
  • Incentives for establishing dental practices in underserved areas
  • Improvements to the Medicaid program relative to the provision of oral health care
  • Continuing education and cultural awareness training for general dentists
  • Public health enhancements and health literacy improvements
  • Support for the "dental team" concept
  • Greater collaboration between private organizations and government entities

"Adoption of the specific recommendations included in the white paper with each of these broad subject areas is likely to dramatically increase access to oral health care and reduce the incidence of dental disease and associated systemic ailments," says AGD President Paula S. Jones, DDS, FAGD. "The AGD
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