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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report and the white paper commissioned by the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health both examine the wide disparities in oral health due to lack of access. The U.S. fails to provide proper access for ongoing and preventative oral health care needs. A push must be made to integrate dental care as a component of primary care. There is also a focus on the impact and burden of oral diseases and their effect on quality of life.
Populations:Aging/Older Adults; Children and Families; Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities; Physical Disabilities
Programs/Initiatives:Affordable Care Act (ACA)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/66577