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Oral Health for All: Addressing Dental Coverage for Grownups in Congress and the States

By Melissa Burroughs, Patrick Willard,


Oral health coverage for adults is excluded from Medicare and minimal in most state Medicaid programs. Luckily, some federal and state lawmakers are realizing what we all know—that oral health is critical to overall health—and are pushing proposals to increase attention to oral health and dental coverage.

Listen to our June 2019 Health Action Webinar to learn more about current efforts to add oral health coverage to Medicare, improve Medicaid dental coverage for adults, and how advocates can get involved bringing attention to the need for Oral Health for All.


  • Melissa Burroughs, Families USA
  • Patrick Willard, Families USA
  • Amber Christ, Justice in Aging
  • Kathy Kilrain del Rio, Maine Equal Justice