Advocacy and Legislation

M DAC is developing a comprehensive, four year plan targeting adult oral health in Maryland with an emphasis on older adults. During the 2016 Maryland General Assembly session, MDAC worked on advocacy efforts for Medicaid dental benefits coverage for adults. In 2014, MDAC spearheaded a successful campaign to encourage the Governor to include an increase in Pediatric Dental Medicaid Rates to the state budget that went into effect January 1, 2015. Our work on behalf of all Marylanders for access to affordable health care has allowed us to identify strong legislative advocates for oral health both locally and nationally.

For more information, contact co-chairs Robyn Elliott, MDAC Policy and Governmental Affairs Consultant at relliott@policypartners.net or Norman Tinanoff, Professor UMD Dental School at ntinanoff@umaryland.edu