Announcements

  • ADEA Advocate - HHS Releases Final Updated Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 43, May 22, 2024; HHS Releases Final Updated Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act; Rep. Murphy and Sen. Cassidy Introduced the No Fees for EFTs Act; Georgia Governor Vetoes Teledentistry Bill; Signs Budget With Increased Funding for Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits; Connecticut General Assembly Sends Bills to Governor That Will Impact Oral Health Providers.

  • ADEA Advocate - ED Temporarily Pauses Processing of PSLF Applications

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 42, May 15, 2024; ED Temporarily Pauses Processing of PSLF Applications; U.S. Rep. Pallone Urges Increased Funding for Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program; Maryland Joins Colorado and Virginia in Banning Legacy Admissions; Colorado To Become Eighth State to Join Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact.

  • ADEA Advocate -DOL Releases New Overtime Rule

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 41, May 8, 2024; DOL Releases New Overtime Rule; Biden Administration Delays Final Rule That Would Ban Menthol Cigarettes; 15 States Sue Biden Administration Over Title IX Regulations; Wisconsin Technical Colleges Submit Plans for Additional Oral Health Program Funding. 

  • ADEA Advocate -PRO-HEAL Act Aims to Increase Oral Health Workforce

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 40, April 30, 2024; PRO-HEAL Act Aims to Increase Oral Health Workforce; Maine Becomes Seventh State to Join Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact; Compact Commission Can Now Form; Georgia Governor Signs Bill to Include Dental Students in Rural Service Cancelable Loan Program; Nebraska Governor Signs Bill Declaring Intent of Legislature to Increase Dental Medicaid Reimbursement Rates.  

  • ADEA Advocate -Biden Administration Releases Title IX Final Rule

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 39, April 24, 2024; Biden Administration Releases Title IX Final Rule; Mississippi Governor Signs Bill to Exempt Dentists from Prohibition on Balanced Billing; Oklahoma Sends Bill to Governor That Would Make Multiple Changes to State’s Dental Practice Act.
        

  • ADEA Advocate - President Biden Releases New Student Debt Plan

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 38, April 16, 2024; President Biden Releases New Student Debt Plan; Canadian Oral Health Providers Negotiate Fees Under Federal Dental Plan; Virginia Passes Law Requiring Patient Counseling Before Prescribing Opioids; Kansas Becomes Sixth State to Join Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact; ADEA, AADOCR and Friends of NIDCR Members Unite on Advocacy Day to Champion Oral Health and Dental Education on Capitol Hill.

  • ADEA Advocate - Biden Administration Issues New Rule Regarding Insurance Plans

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 37, April 9, 2024; Biden Administration Issues New Rule Regarding Insurance Plans; Licensure Update; Maryland Sends Bill to Gov. Requiring Study of Medicaid Dental Benefits; CMS Releases Final Rule Allowing States to Choose Adult Routine Dental Coverage as an EHB.

  • 5 Questions With … Dr. Elizabeth A. Shick

    April 5, 2024 - In the feature 5 Questions With..., this month we shine a spotlight on Elizabeth A. Shick, D.D.S., M.P.H., 
    Associate Professor
    University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

  • ADEA Advocate - CMS Final Rule Simplifies Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment and Renewal

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 36, April 2, 2024; CMS Final Rule Simplifies Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment and Renewal; Sens. Heinrich and Casey Introduce the PRO-HEAL Act; Florida Gov. Signs Bill That Creates New Health Care Workforce Programs and Expands Loan Repayment; West Virginia Governor Signs Bill Increasing Medicaid Spending Cap on Dentures.

  • ADEA Advocate - Biden Signs Executive Order on Women’s Health Research

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 35, March 26, 2024; Biden Signs Executive Order on Women’s Health Research; House Education Committee Passes Two Anti-DEI Bills; Congress Finishes FY 2024 Appropriations Bills; U.S. Senate Recognizes the 75th Anniversary of the NIDCR; Alabama Gov. Signs Bill Banning DEI Initiatives at Public Institutions of Higher Education; Georgia Sends Bill to Gov. to Define and Regulate Teledentistry.  

  • ADEA Advocate - CDC Updates COVID Guidance

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 34, March 20, 2024; CDC Updates COVID Guidance; National Health Service Corps Is Accepting Applications; Virginia Becomes Fifth State to Join Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact; Tennessee Gov. Signs Bill to Increase Number of Dental Hygienists Safety Net Dentists May Supervise. 

  • ADEA Advocate - Congress Extends Deadline Budget Bills

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 33, March 6, 2024; Congress Extends Deadline Budget Bills; U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Request to Halt Race-Conscious Admissions at West Point; Reps. DeGette and Burgess Reintroduce the Preventive Health Savings Act; Medicaid Expansion Bill Passes Mississippi House; Opioid Prescribing Bills Moving in Several States; Advocate Going on Brief Hiatus. 

  • 5 Questions With … Dr. Amirreza Ghassemi

    March 1, 2024 - In the feature 5 Questions With..., this month we shine a spotlight on Amirreza Ghassemi, D.D.S., M.S.
    Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
    Assistant Professor and Clinical Director, Graduate Periodontics
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

  • ADEA Advocate - Congressional Appropriations Deadlines Looming

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 32, February 27, 2024; Congressional Appropriations Deadlines Looming; Bill Reauthorizing Health Care Provider Mental Health Programs Introduced; Georgia House Passes Bill to Include Dental Students in Rural Service Cancelable Loan Program; ADEA Releases New Policy Report on Dental School Clinics; 2024 ADEA/AADOCR/Friends of NIDCR Advocacy Day: Registration Deadline Extended to March 1.

  • ADEA Advocate - ED Temporarily Eases Financial Aid Requirements

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 31, February 21, 2024; ED Temporarily Eases Financial Aid Requirements; FDA Recommends New Pulse Oximeters Standards Due to Bias Concerns; Florida House Passes Bill That Creates New Health Care Workforce Programs, Makes Changes to Existing Programs; Canada Announces Services Covered Under National Dental Care Plan; 2024 ADEA/AADOCR/Friends of NIDCR Advocacy Day.

  • ADEA Advocate - ED Provides Assistance With FAFSA Processing

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 30, February 13, 2024; ED Provides Assistance With FAFSA Processing; Bills in Several States Could Make Changes for Allied Oral Health Professionals; West Virginia House Passes Bill to Remove Dentures From Medicaid Spending Cap; Florida Sues Biden Administration Over Requirement to Keep Kids Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP; 2024 ADEA/AADOCR/Friends of NIDCR Advocacy Day.

  • ADEA Advocate - U.S. Department of Education Once Again Delays FAFSA Processing Until March

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 29, February 7, 2024; U.S. Department of Education Once Again Delays FAFSA Processing Until March; College Cost Reduction Act Passes Out of U.S. House Education Committee;  
    Wisconsin Governor Signs Five Bills That Impact Licensure and Workforce of Oral Health Practitioners; Indiana and Virginia House Each Pass Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact; 2024 ADEA/AADOCR/Friends of NIDCR Advocacy Day.

  • 5 Questions With … Mr. Austin Intrieri

    February 2, 2024 - In the feature 5 Questions With..., this month we shine a spotlight on Mr. Austin Intrieri
    Third-year Dental Student
    University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

  • ADEA Advocate - HHS Revises Trump-Era Conscience Rule for Health Care Workers

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 28, January 30, 2024; HHS Revises Trump-Era Conscience Rule for Health Care Workers; Over 21.3 Million Enroll in Health Insurance Offered by the Affordable Care Act Marketplace;  Florida Board of Education Issues Rule to Implement Ban on Use of Funds for DEI Initiatives; Utah Sends Similar Bill to Governor; Medicaid Update: States Make Additional Attempts to Add Work Requirements; Georgia May Consider Full Medicaid Expansion; 2024 ADEA/AADOCR/Friends of NIDCR Advocacy Day.

  • ADEA Advocate - Congress Extends Government Funding for a Third Time

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 27, January 23, 2024; Congress Extends Government Funding for a Third Time; Republicans Release College Cost Reduction Act; Wisconsin Legislature Votes in Favor of Multiple Bills That Will Impact Oral Health Practitioners and Students; 2024 ADEA/AADOCR/Friends of NIDCR Advocacy Day. 

  • ADEA Advocate - U.S. Department of Education Launches New FAFSA Form

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 26, January 17, 2024; U.S. Department of Education Launches New FAFSA Form; House and Senate Leaders Reach Agreement to Complete the FY 2024 Appropriations Bills; Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact Proposed in 12 States; Oklahoma Gov. Signs Executive Order Prohibiting State Funds from Being Used for DEI Initiatives.

  • 5 Questions With … Dr. Dwight E. McLeod

    January 5, 2024 - In the feature 5 Questions With..., this month we shine a spotlight on Dwight E. McLeod, D.D.S., M.S.
    Dean and Professor of Periodontics
    A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health 

  • ADEA Advocate - Lawmakers Introduce the Bipartisan Workforce Pell Act

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 24, December 12, 2023; House Passes DETERRENT Act; Additional Proposals in the Payment Parameter Proposed Rule; Proposed Wisconsin Rule Would Allow Dental Hygienists to Independently Apply Topical Anesthetics

  • 5 Questions With … Mr. Matt Ingram

    December 8, 2023 - In the feature 5 Questions With..., this month we shine a spotlight on Mr. Matt Ingram
    Vice President – Sales, Dental
    BroadcastMed

  • ADEA Advocate-House Energy & Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Rebuilding Public Trust in the CDC

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 23, December 5, 2023; House Energy and Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Rebuilding Public Trust in the CDC; 4.6 Million People Sign Up for Health Coverage on the ACA Exchanges; North Carolina Launches Medicaid Expansion.    

  • ADEA Advocate - Biden Admin Proposes Rule to Include Adult Dental Coverage as an Essentia Hlth Ben

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - November 29, 2023; Biden Administration Proposes Rule to Include Adult Dental Coverage as an Essential Health Benefit on the ACA Exchanges; Senate and House Return From Break; California Set to Expand Medicaid to All Adults Regardless of Immigration Status and Eliminate All Asset Limits; Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact Introduced in Wisconsin.

  • ADEA Advocate - House Education and Workforce Committee Passes the DETERRENT Act

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 20, November 14, 2023; House Education and Workforce Committee Passes the DETERRENT Act; Senate Holds Hearing on Artificial Technology and Health Care; Dr. Monica Bertagnolli Confirmed as the NIH Director; House Explanatory Statement on LHHS Appropriations Bill; Anti-Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Battle Rages in Wisconsin.

  • ADEA Advocate - Biden Administration Issues Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 19, November 7, 2023; Biden Administration Issues Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence; Maine Proposes Rules to Make Allied Professionals Eligible for State’s Dental Education Loan Repayment Program; Washington State Considers Health Equity CE Requirements for Dental Hygienists.

  • 5 Questions With … Ms. Janika James

    November 3, 2023 - In the feature 5 Questions With..., this month we shine a spotlight on Ms. Janika James
    Third-year dental student
    Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

  • ADEA Advocate - Reps Elect New Speaker of the House

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 18, October 31, 2023; Reps Elect New Speaker of the House; U.S. Rep. Judy Chu Re-introduces the POST GRAD Act; Senate HELP Committees Holds Nomination Hearing and Confirmation Vote for NIH Director Nominee Dr. Monica Bertagnolli; Utah Proposes Collaborative Practice Agreements for Dentists Who Do Not Meet Current Experience Requirements.

  • ADEA Advocate - House Education and Workforce Committee Introduces First in a Series of Bills to Rea

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 17, October 24, 2023; House Education and Workforce Committee Introduces First in a Series of Bills to Reauthorize the Higher Education Act; ADEA’s Summary of State and Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs Updated; Georgia’s Partial Medicaid Plan Enrolls Just Over 1,300 Patients in First Three Months, Despite Projections of 100,000 Eligible.

  • ADEA Advocate - Senate HELP Committee Will Hold Confirmation Hearing for NIH Director

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 16, October 17, 2023; Senate HELP Committee Will Hold Confirmation Hearing for NIH Director; DEA Issues Additional Extension of the PHE Telehealth Prescribing Flexibilities Until Dec. 31, 2024; California Governor Signs Multiple Bills.

  • ADEA Advocate - ED Seeks Rule on Its Authority to Assist Students With Debt

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 15, October 10, 2023; ED Seeks Rule on Its Authority to Assist Students With Debt; House Speakership Now Vacant, Lawmaking in Congress at a Standstill; Delaware Makes Dentists Eligible for Loan Repayment Program. 

  • 5 Questions With … Dr. Mina Ghorbanifarajzadeh

    October 6, 2023 - In the feature 5 Questions With..., this month we shine a spotlight on Dr. Mina Ghorbanifarajzadeh
    Clinical Manager
    Overjet

  • ADEA Advocate - ED Releases Report on Strategies and Practices to Increase Diversity and Opportunity

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate -  Volume 3, No. 14, October 03, 2023; ED Releases Report on Strategies and Practices to Increase Diversity and Opportunity in Higher Education; Congress Reaches to Deal to Avoid Federal Government Shutdown; Illinois Makes Multiple Changes to Dental Practice Act, Creates E-Prescribing Exemptions; Colorado Finalizes Rule Making Dental Therapists Eligible for Medicaid Reimbursement.

  • ADEA Advocate - Senate HELP Committee Advances Health Workforce Legislation

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate -  Volume 3, No.13, September 26, 2023; Senate HELP Committee Advances Health Workforce Legislation; Medicaid Expansion Set to Begin in North Carolina.

  • ADEA Advocate - ADEA Leadership Institute Fellows Visit Capitol Hill

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 12, September 19, 2023; ADEA Leadership Institute Fellows Visit Capitol Hill; Congress Considers Appropriations Bills As Government Shutdown Looms; Changes to Initial Dental Hygienist Licensure Requirements May Be Coming in California; Canadian Government Awards Funds to Sun Life of Canada to Begin Work on National Dental Plan.

  • ADEA Advocate - Learn More About Student Loan Repayment Options in ED’s Free Webinar

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate -  Volume 3, No. 11, September 12, 2023; Learn More About Student Loan Repayment Options in ED’s Free Webinar; Congress Returns From Recess; Student Loan Repayments Restart; North Carolina Delays Medicaid Expansion, Michigan Changes Immigration Status Requirement for Some Medicaid Recipients; California Bill Would Allow All Dental Students Who Have Begun Clinical Training to Practice at Free Health Care Events; Delaware to Require Schools to Provide Oral Health Screening for Kindergarteners.

  • 5 Questions With … Ms. Shannon Nanne

    August 4, 2023 - In the feature 5 Questions With..., this month we shine a spotlight on Ms. Shannon Nanne 
    Director, Professional Relations and Education
    Curaden USA

  • ADEA Advocate - ADEA Advocate Summer Hiatus

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate - Volume 3, No. 10, August 1, 2023; ADEA Advocate Summer Hiatus; Senate Advances Appropriations Important to Oral Health Education; House Education and Workforce Committee Holds Hearing on Accountability in Postsecondary Education; NC Governor’s Administration Announces Medicaid Expansion Will Begin Oct. 1; Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact Introduced in Pennsylvania

  • ADEA Advocate - Biden Administration Works to Keep People Insured as Millions Lose Medicaid

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate -  Volume 3, No. 9, July 25, 2023; Biden Administration Works to Keep People Insured as Millions Lose Medicaid; 
    House Energy and Commerce Full Committee Marks Up Dental Programs Reauthorization; Several States Pass Legislation to Transition From Federal ACA Health Insurance Exchange to State-based Market.

  • ADEA Advocate - House Begins Health and Education Funding Debate

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate -  Volume 3, No. 8, July 18, 2023; House Begins Health and Education Funding Debate; Biden Administration Limits Duration of Short-term Health Insurance; Health Subcommittee Marks Up Dental Programs Reauthorization; North Carolina Debates Changes to Licensure Reciprocity and Other Changes to Dental Practice Act; Unified Health Care Financing Bill Moving Through California State Legislature.

  • ADEA Advocate - U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Biden’s Student Loan Debt Relief Program

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate -  Volume 3, No. 7, July 11, 2023; U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Biden’s Student Loan Debt Relief Program; Biden Offers Loan Relief Response to the Supreme Court’s Student Loan Debt Relief Decision; Oregon Sends Bill to Governor to Create Advisory Committee to Study Dental Assistant Workforce Shortage; Maine Makes Changes to Dental Therapists’ Practice Agreements and Scope of Practice for Dental Hygienists. 

  • 5 Questions With … Ms. Jia Kim

    July 7, 2023 - In the feature 5 Questions With..., this month we shine a spotlight on Ms. Jia Kim
    Class of 2023
    University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine 

  • ADEA Advocate - U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Affirmative Action in Admissions

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate -  Volume 3, No. 6, July 5, 2023; U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Affirmative Action in Admissions; Biden Administration Reacts to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Rulings; Florida CHIP Program to Raise Income Eligibility Limits; Georgia to Implement Partial Medicaid Expansion That Includes Work Requirements.

  • ADEA Advocate - House Fails to Override Biden’s Veto on Resolution to Stop the Cancellation of Stude

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate -  Volume 3, No. 5, June 27, 2023; 
    House Fails to Override Biden’s Veto on Resolution to Stop the Cancellation of Student Debt; Sen. Rubio and Rep. Banks Introduce DEI Bills Impacting Higher Ed Accreditation; Vermont Will Allow Public Health Dental Hygienists to Use Silver-modified, Atraumatic Restorative Technique; Delaware Legislature Votes for Bill That Would Make Dentists Eligible for Loan Repayment Program.

  • ADEA Advocate - HHS Tries to Stem Medicaid Coverage Losses

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate -  Volume 3, No. 4, June 21, 2023; 
    HHS Tries to Stem Medicaid Coverage Losses; Rep. Dan Crenshaw Introduces Bill Limiting Funding for Children’s Hospitals’ GME Programs; Maine Sends Bill to Governor to Study Feasibility of Establishing Dental Therapy Program at University of Maine; Nevada Governor Signs Bill to Create New Health Care Provider Student Loan Program; Connecticut Sends Bill to Governor to Create New Pathway for Authorizing Dental Hygienists to Take Radiographs.
     

  • ADEA Advocate - Federal Budget and Oral Health Funding Outlook

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate -  Volume 3, No. 3, June 13, 2023; 
    Federal Budget and Oral Health Funding Outlook; Biden Announces NIH Director and CDC Director; U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Medicaid Beneficiaries’ Right to Sue; Ohio House Passes Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact; Nevada Legislature Sends Bill to Governor That Would Impact Dental Hygienists and Expanded Function Dental Assistants. 

  • ADEA Advocate - New One-time DEA Training Requirement for All Prescribers

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate -  Volume 3, No. 2, June 7, 2023; 
    New One-time DEA Training Requirement for All Prescribers; Florida Governor Signs Create Veterans Dental Care Program; Texas Wraps Up Legislative Session; Sends Multiple Bills That Will Impact Higher Education and Dentistry to Governor; Maine Legislature Votes to Make Allied Professionals Eligible for Loan Repayment Program.

  • 5 Questions With … Ms. Rachel Utomo

    June 2, 2023 - In the feature 5 Questions With..., this month we shine a spotlight on Ms. Rachel Utomo
    Third-year Dental Student
    Columbia University School of Dental Medicine

  • ADEA Advocate - House Republicans Rebuke Biden’s Student Loan Debt Relief Plan

    In This Issue - ADEA Advocate -  Volume 3, No. 1, June 1, 2023; 
    House Republicans Rebuke Biden’s Student Loan Debt Relief Plan; Sen. Bernie Sanders Introduces His 2023 “Medicare for All” Bill; Florida Legislature Votes to Fund Dental Student Loan Repayment Program; Minnesota’s Health Appropriations Bill Signed by Governor, Includes Multiple Oral Health Focused Initiatives.