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Need for dental access persists across state
Lawrence Journal World
Further, some dentists do not accept dental insurance, which controls what they can charge. Many more dentists do not accept Medicaid patients or limit the number they take. When a budget crunch in 2016 prompted Gov. Sam Brownback to cut Medicaid ...

Great Falls Tribune

State budget cuts could harm dental care for vulnerable populations
Great Falls Tribune
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana dentists fear state budget cuts for adult dental care will hurt people with disabilities and elderly people most. Montana's dental care for those populations have been praised by dentists, but the state's Medicaid ...
Montana dentists fear cuts' effect on vulnerable patientsSan Francisco Chronicle

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Willamette Week

Gloves and Dental Dams Are Safer Sex Tools You Need To Take Seriously These Days
Willamette Week
You can get dental dams from sex shops and clinics, as well as online, but you can also make your own. To make one from a condom, you just cut off the tip of the condom and the base of the condom, and then cut along the side so you're left with a ...

Monday Matters: Fort Smith Community Dental Clinic continues to serve
Times Record
A newly remodeled waiting room and freshly painted walls greet patients and visitors to Fort Smith's Community Dental Clinic on Armour Street. There's a TV in the waiting room, but no clock, which helps to keep patients' minds off their upcoming ...

Pamplin Media Group

Dental care resolutions: a New Year, a new you
Pamplin Media Group
The New Year is an excellent time to reexamine and resolve to make positive changes for the coming year. While most people focus on fitness and finances, resolutions regarding oral health will benefit you for years to come. There are many great ...

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Lebanon Democrat

Horton Li joins Aspen Dental in Lebanon
Lebanon Democrat
Each patient receives a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan designed by the dentist with long-term oral and overall health in mind. Available services include hygiene, treatment of gum disease, extractions, fillings, oral surgery, whitening and ...

Dental therapists would fill a need
Albuquerque Journal
One of the biggest problems facing New Mexicans is a lack of access to dental care. It doesn't matter if you live in a remote rural area or right in the middle of one of our cities, our dental care system isn't getting people the care they need in a ...

Lincoln County Dental announces dental clinic fundraising campaign
Boothbay Register
The mission of Lincoln County Dental Inc. is to provide access to dental care to those individuals who are at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty line and have no dental home. The agency opened its doors seven years ago and served Lincoln ...

Laredo Morning Times

Dental clinic caters to both children and parents
Laredo Morning Times
Taking children to dentist appointments is typically no easy feat. Bright lights, drills and strange instruments inside a mouth can make anyone apprehensive. That isn't a problem for 13-year-old Katherine Marquez, who has been visiting Gateway ...

Does Medicare Cover Dental Services?
Motley Fool
The older we get, the more likely we are to develop certain health issues, dental-related ones included. Even if you're lucky enough to avoid problems, you'll still need routine dental care throughout retirement. And if you're counting on Medicare to ...

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