Dr. Peter Damiano, professor of preventive and community dentistry in the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics and Director of the Public Policy Center and the PPC’s Health Policy Research Program, was invited to serve on the Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC) of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).
The LAC provides advice and counsel to the ADEA on public policy and legislative priorities. It promotes policies and programs that improve the nation’s oral health, advance dental and craniofacial research and education, reduce oral health disparities and increase access to dental care. Damiano will serve a three-year term.
The ADEA’s mission is to lead institutions and individuals in the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research and the delivery of oral health care for the overall health and safety of the public. Its members include all 76 U.S. and Canadian dental schools, more than 800 allied and advanced dental education programs, 66 corporations and more than 20,000 individuals.
More information about the ADEA Legislative Advisory Committee is available here.