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"The appointment of Marylander and oral health policy expert Dr.
"For the duration of the Trump administration, as I fought to improve dental care in federal health programs, I called for the vacancy in this critical role to be filled. A dental professional is an invaluable resource for CMS's oral health strategy to expand access to care and advance oral health equity, particularly given the connection between poor oral health and worse outcomes for chronic conditions.
"With this appointment, the Biden-Harris administration continues to deliver on the promise to care for the whole person and reduce health disparities.