On Saturday, September 28, government relations director Julie Scott Allen spoke at a national conference of 200 pediatric dentists on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on pediatric dental practices.  Julie’s speech, “Essential Health Benefits and Pediatric Oral Health Coverage: Politics, Regulations, and Uncertainty,” addressed how the ACA rules and requirements for state/federal health exchanges may shift how dentists engage with dental benefit plans, affect services and coverage for patients, and require dentists to engage at the federal and state level to ensure appropriate implementation of dental benefit requirements within the law. 

Source: National Conference of Pediatric Dentists