ADA President Testifies to House Appropriations Committee on Oral Health Programs Funding

May 13, 2010

Yesterday, the ADA President urged the House Appropriations Committee to continue funding several federal oral health programs.  Dr. Ron Tankersley provided an example of a research program related to salivary diagnostics, which may have a positive impact in early diagnosis of many chronic health conditions and cancers.  The Senate Banking Committee recently indicated its commitment to funding oral health programs; however, appropriations committees are responsible for putting numbers on paper.  This outreach by the ADA is critical in underscoring the importance of oral health funding.

View Dr. Tankersley’s complete testimony here.

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