ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT (Chapters 1 through 182)
DIVISION OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Director of dental services
Section 2A. (a) In order to improve, promote and protect oral health, there shall be, in the office of Medicaid, a full-time director of dental services who shall work collaboratively with the department of public health to facilitate the integration of programs to improve oral health.
(b) The director of dental services shall be a dentist licensed in the commonwealth who has public health experience and shall oversee the MassHealth dental program and collaborate with the dental director at the department of public health and the office of oral health on dental public health programs for MassHealth recipients to increase access to oral health services, oral health prevention activities and other initiatives to address oral health disparities including, but not limited to, workforce shortages.