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Dental Access Partners and Minnesota Dental Association Send Letter to Sen. Michelle Benson Urging Her to Support Dental Provisions Being Debated

June 2, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Dental Access Partners (DAP) and Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) shared the following letter with Senator Benson regarding the dental proposals currently being negotiated between Senator Benson, the House, and the Governor’s office. For over a decade, dental advocates, DHS and some lawmakers have been split on how to address our broken […] Read More »

Minnesota Dental Association Urges Legislators to Address Oral Health Priorities During Special Session

May 20, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Minnesota Dental Association is calling on legislators to address oral health priorities in special session. Current dental provider reimbursement rates in Minnesota’s Medicaid program are based off average submitted charges from 1989. The 32-year-old rates are inadequate and, for many dentists, can mean the difference in program participation. Minnesotans need access […] Read More »

Innovative Legislative Showcase Goes Virtual in 2021

January 26, 2021

St. Paul, MN  – The Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Oral Health Coalition are proud to host the second annual Oral Health Showcase once again, an exhibit of oral health programs and organizations.  The event is scheduled to take place Monday February 8, 2021. Replacing the Minnesota State Capitol as the venue of choice, […] Read More »

Minnesota Dental Association and Minnesota Oral Health Coalition debut the “Oral Health Showcase” at Minnesota Capitol on March 12

March 9, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) and the Minnesota Oral Health Coalition (MOHC) will host the Oral Health Showcase, an inaugural exhibit of oral health programs and organizations at the Minnesota State Capitol on March 12, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Showcase will take place in the L’Etoile du Nord Vault, […] Read More »

The Help Minnesota Smile Coalition Advocates for Reinstatement of Dental Benefits

February 26, 2020

A dental coalition is working to restore basic oral health benefits to help improve oral health among adults with low incomes. MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Help Minnesota Smile Coalition — a partnership between the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) and Dental Access Partners (Apple Tree Dental, Community Dental Care, and Hennepin Healthcare) — is advocating for […] Read More »

Now Is the Time to Fix a Broken Public System for Dental Care

April 2, 2013

The Minnesota Dental Association is shocked and dismayed at the proposed $150 million cuts to the already strained Health and Human Services budget. What is most disturbing is that these cuts will affect our state’s most vulnerable citizens, those facing severe physical, mental and financial difficulties. Read More »