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Advocates Discuss Integrating Oral Health in Medicare

The Santa Fe Group, a group of dental educators, researchers and stakeholders, recently hosted an event in Arlington, Virginia, to discuss the latest evidence supporting adding an adult dental benefit under Medicare. 

The Santa Fe Group, a group of dental educators, researchers and stakeholders, recently hosted an event in Arlington, Virginia, to discuss the latest evidence supporting adding an adult dental benefit under Medicare.

Advocates for the dental benefit also explored opportunities to further its adoption. In her keynote address, US Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL) said she believes the 2020 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health, will be an effective tool for building a public consensus around the need to integrate oral health benefits in Medicare, according to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).

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