New Dental Practice in Hazlet; Jersey Lawmakers Help Renew Autism Funding

Sources: The Hazletonian;,

One of the reasons Bindu Sachdeva decided to call her new general dentistry practice One Stop Dental is because she wants to help families save time.

“From infants to grandparents, it’s one stop. You don’t have to go to another dentist,” she says. “I’ll take care of everyone.”

Sachdeva has opened her new dental office at 875 Poole Ave, at the former site of Dental Concepts, the brown brick building across from the Poole Ave. entrance to Hazlet Plaza shopping center. It is her second office — she started one in Plainfield three and a half years ago.

Sachdeva earned her dentistry degree in India but once in the U.S. earned another at NYU’s College of Dentistry in 2005.

As of now, the office is open every Monday, Thursday and alternate Saturdays. She employs another dentist who places implants in the office, and is offering a 30 percent discount on the service until Nov. 30.

She accepts most insurance as well as NJ Family Care. Free screenings are available for all EMS, police and school teachers. A grand opening special for exams, X-rays, bleaching and cleaning is offered at $450.

Donald Trump has signed a bill that allocates funding to help people on the autism spectrum. The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support (CARES) Act was signed into law Monday. The bill provides funding for autism programs and research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

The bill essentially reauthorized the Autism CARES Act of 2014, which had been sponsored by Chris Smith (R-NJ) in the House, and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, in the Senate. The legislation commits to spending $369.7 million every fiscal year between 2020 and 2024 — a total of $1.85 billion over five years.

The funding commitment represents a 42 percent increase on the $1.3 billion that Congress allocated for 2015-2019, in the 2014 Autism CARES Act. The bill had sponsors from both parties and received wide bipartisan support in both houses. It was passed without need for a roll-call vote in the House on July 24 and in the Senate on Sept. 19.

In November 2016, rumors arose that Trump’s youngest son Barron might be autistic. A video on the subject was removed from YouTube after Melania Trump’s lawyer threatened to take legal action.

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