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Medicare Dental Bill Introduced

Posted on Jan 7, 2019 CHICAGO, January 7, 2019 – On January 4, Senator Ben Cardin from Maryland introduced S.22, the Medicare Dental Benefit Act of 2019 — a bill that, if enacted, would allow older adults and persons with disabilities to access their oral healthcare as they do their medical care — through Medicare. During the past four years,... Read more →

OHA to Honor Dr. Larry Coffee with Champion for Change Award During 2019 Gala

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 CHICAGO, November 15, 2018 — Oral Health America (OHA) is proud to announce its 2019 Champion for Change Honoree. Dr. Larry Coffee, founder and former President and CEO of the Dental Lifeline Network (DLN), will receive the award at OHA’s Champions for Change Gala on February 20, 2019. Dr. Coffee created the Denver-based Dental Lifeline Network... Read more →

OHA Announces Exciting Changes for 29th Annual Gala: Historic Location, Fresh Entertainment, Networking Opportunities

Posted on Oct 22, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO, October 22, 2018 — Oral Health America’s (OHA) Gala, held on the eve of the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting, will now be named the Champions for Change Gala to emphasize the organization’s mission and work. Benefitting Oral Health America for 29 years, the Gala will be held from 5:30 p.m.... Read more →

Oral Health America Advocates for Oral Health Equity on Capitol Hill

Posted on Oct 18, 2018 CHICAGO, October 18, 2018 — Earlier this month, Oral Heath America (OHA) brought Board Members, Oral Health Advocates and staff to Capitol Hill for its annual Advocacy Week event to meet with members of Congress and recognize leaders who have worked toward oral health equity in the public sphere. Advocacy Week is a part of OHA’s... Read more →

Welcoming Our New Employees, Liz & David

Posted on Sep 11, 2018 CHICAGO, September 11, 2018 — Oral Health America (OHA) recently welcomed Liz Kelly, Corporate Development Manager, and David Martin, Program Fellow, as esteemed staff members. David Martin, left, and Liz Kelly, right, smile in OHA's offices Ms. Kelly is responsible for working with OHA’s corporate donors and sponsorships. She comes to OHA after a longtime career... Read more →

White Paper Stresses Importance of Oral Health Care Benefit for Older Adults

Posted on Jul 19, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO, JULY 19, 2018 – Oral Health America (OHA), along with a diverse group of partners, released a white paper, An Oral Health Benefit in Medicare Part B: It’s Time to Include Oral Health in Health Care. This white paper is an interprofessional, collaborative effort written and published by leaders in the... Read more →

OHA Announces $500,000 Commitment from Ivoclar Vivadent

Posted on Jun 6, 2018 Oral Health America (OHA) is the recipient of a 3-year, $500k commitment from Ivoclar Vivadent. This commitment supports OHA and Ivoclar Vivadent’s vision of a future where all Americans experience good oral health as a critical part of their overall health.     Read more →