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MDAC’s efforts to expand dental coverage to all adults in the Medicaid program reached another important milestone on March 5 when Governor Hogan introduced a supplemental budget that included $1 million in funding for dental coverage for postpartum women in Medicaid. The proposed budget was approved by the Maryland General Assembly on March 18.

The Governor introduced a supplemental budget on March 5, 2020 that includes $1 million in funding for dental coverage for postpartum women in Medicaid.   This proposal is another important milestone in efforts to expand dental coverage to all adults in the Medicaid program.  

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Office of Oral Health supports a comprehensive portfolio of programs and services designed to improve the oral health of Maryland residents through expanded service access and increased quality of care. The Office of Oral Health is currently seeking candidates for two open positions.

In 2019, MDAC, in collaboration with its coalition partners, made significant progress to break down oral
health inequities, address disparities, and improve access to dental care for all Marylanders, no matter
where they live or what their special circumstances might be...

U.S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), an esteemed statesman and stalwart oral health champion, died on October 17, 2019 from complications of long-standing health issues. He was 68 years old. Cummings was an exceptional man of extraordinary passion, commitment and dedication to his beloved Baltimore, the state of Maryland, and the nation. His tireless work and unprecedented actions to ensure access to oral health care, particularly for disadvantaged children, has changed lives for countless Marylanders and people throughout the country...

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