December 22, 2015, Washington— Offering a clear win on key issues for organized dentistry and dental patients, the president signed into law Dec. 18 a package of legislation that provided significant increases in funding for dental research, education, and related matters, according to ADA News. The legislation also included important changes to the tax code that will help dentists, as well as employers and healthcare consumers. Finally, the massive bill effectively addresses several critical public health issues affecting oral and overall health. The ADA played an active role in advocating for all of these issues, in many cases taking the lead, and in several instances acting through coalitions.
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