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News by Topic: Dental workforce

Dec 31, 2020 - Announcement of public meetings of the Advisory Committee on Training and Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD) to take place throughout the 2021 calendar year. The committee provides recommendations on policy and program development for medicine and dentistry activities under Section 747 Title VII of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), as well as develops, publishes, and implements performance measures and guidelines for evaluations of programs under Part C of Title VII of the PHS Act.
Source: Federal Register
Dec 18, 2020 - Discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted children's access to oral healthcare and describes how teledentistry can be useful in rural communities and to other vulnerable populations. Highlights states that passed legislation to expand and support the oral health workforce in community settings and teledentistry.
Source: National Conference of State Legislators