Pennsylvania Oral Health Updates
A legislator’s guide to oral health care
issues, provided by the members of PDA.
PDF files of past issues available for download:
Assignment of Benefits
This issue focuses on urging legislators to support SB 520, a
measure that will reform Assignment of Benefits in Pennsylvania by
eliminating financial burdens and making oral care accessible for
Tax Smokeless Tobacco in Pennsylvania
This issues focuses
on legislation requiring a tax on smokeless tobacco products as a
percentage of wholesale price as a means to discourage the use of all
Children’s Oral Health
This issue focuses on children's oral
health and the resources and programs available.
Medical Assistance Reforms
This issue focuses on the cuts to the MA program and
the reforms needed to improve access to care for Pennsylvanians.
This issue focuses on urging legislators
to support HB 532, a measure that will end the discriminatory
practice by some insurers to deny general anesthesia coverage.
Request from PDA: Restore Funding in the Donated Dental Services
This issue focuses on
urging legislators to restore funding for the Donated Dental
PDA is Committed to Growing the Dental Profession in
This issue focuses on educating policymakers about the need for
Pennsylvania to provide the environment in which more dentists will want
PDA Supports Healthy Beverages and Snacks in
focuses on educating policymakers and the public about excessive
consumption of carbonated and sugary beverages, and their effect on oral
and the overall health of children.
Providing Access to Dental Care in Pennsylvania
This issue focuses on how PDA members are
giving back in their communities.
Dentists Providing Access to Dental Care in
issues earlier than 2007
This issue focuses on how PDA members are giving back in their