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Current Statements of Position or Policy - Health Care Delivery

H-1 Student Involvement in Public Health in Dentistry (2012)

The American Student Dental Association encourages the participation of interested dental students in efforts to impact the oral health of the public through projects, education, internships and externships.

H-2 Endorsement of ADA Policies on Direct Reimbursement (1986)

The American Student Dental Association supports the American Dental Association policies on direct reimbursement.

H-3 Treating Infectious Patients (1988)

The American Student Dental Association opposes dental care discrimination by dental students or dental schools on the basis of disease or handicap.

H-4 Fee for Service (1991, Revised 1992 and 1993)

The American Student Dental Association supports traditional fee for service dentistry.

H-5 Special Needs Dentistry (2004)

The American Student Dental Association supports appropriate initiatives and legislation to improve and foster the oral health of persons with special needs. The Association encourages constituent and component dental societies to support state and local initiatives and legislation to improve the oral health of persons with special needs. The American Student Dental Association encourages dental and allied dental programs to educate students about the oral health needs and issues of people with special needs.

H-6 Student Outreach to Underserved Populations (2012)

The American Student Dental Association supports dental student outreach to underserved populations.

H-7 Dental Practice Ownership (2016)

The American Student Dental Association believes patient’s interests are best served when dental practices are owned and controlled by dentists licensed in the jurisdictions where those practices are located

ASDA favors utilizing a dentist-led team approach to ensure that no practice modalities or treatment criteria interfere with the dentist-patient relationship, provider autonomy, and treatment within the standard of care.

 

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