Tankersley had taken the IOM to task for its decision to exclude private practice dentists from two panels it is convening at the behest of the U.S. Department of Individual and Health Services to study oral health care delivery and access. Private practice dentists symbolize 92 % of all professionally active dentists almost, Dr. Tankersley said, and their input is vital to addressing the teeth’s health care access issue. Of concern to the ADA Also, he added, was the closed-door nature of much of the committee’s business..ACS CAN asked candidates to state their positions on the crucial importance of increased federal government funding for cancer study, strong implementation of the Affordable Care Act and enactment of extensive tobacco control policies. Seffrin, PhD, chief executive officer of ACS May. ‘Lawmakers make critical decisions about funding groundbreaking medical analysis, expanding access to quality health care and enacting strong guidelines that discourage people from taking up the deadly habit of smoking.