Dental Associations Spell Out Fiscal Year 2016 Oral Health Funding Priorities for Congress

On February 9, 2015, the AAPD, along with the American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, and the American Association for Dental Research, communicated FY 2016 oral health funding priorities to the chairs and ranking minority members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies.  This request includes the AAPD’s top funding priority, $10 million for pediatric dentistry training under Title VII of the Public Health Service Act (Section 748). The letter also requests report language encouraging the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to initiate a new grant cycle for dental faculty loan repayment.
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