Stories tagged: dental care
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017
Don’t neglect dental coverage proposal
Apple Health (Medicaid) and programs like Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) have helped reduce the incidence of oral disease among young children. Advocates would like to do the …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
Toothless inmate sues prison over dentures policy
An inmate at the Washington State Penitentiary has filed a federal lawsuit claiming prison officials refused to provide him with dentures after removing all of his rotten teeth, forcing him …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 3:27 p.m.
Expanded Cheney CHAS clinic to offer dental for low-income patients
A newly expanded Cheney clinic aims to provide dental services to people who couldn’t get them anywhere else.
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016
Financial decay: Dental care can threaten retirement budget’s bottom line
People approaching retirement don’t always think about dental care costs adding to the bottom line of living expenses, and it’s a common misconception that basic Medicare covers regular trips to …
Thu., April 28, 2016
Editorial: DENT fills dental care need
DENT forged relationships with dentists and started before-and-after services that have built trust.
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
CdA’s Heritage Health dental clinic moving to allow for more patients
The calls start early in the morning. People with toothaches, broken fillings and other problems jam the phone line hoping to get in that day to see a dentist. The …
Tue., June 11, 2013
Tooth in fiction
If you’ve ever tried to get a 2-year-old to brush her teeth or a 4-year-old to climb into a dentist’s chair, here’s a story for you. Or your problem child. …
Thu., May 30, 2013
Clark: Portland keeps up the fight against fluoride
Holy molar, amigos! It’s me – Mr. Tooth Decay.
Thu., Jan. 3, 2013
Dental clinic offers affordable relief for Medicaid users, uninsured
The quiet at the Riverstone Family Dental Clinic on a recent Monday morning was like the quiet before a storm. At least that’s what the people behind the IDEA Clinic, …
Sat., April 2, 2011
Cuts in dental care painful for patients
Ivory Hendry finally called the dentist. An excruciating toothache made her do it. She hadn’t eaten for a week, struggled to sleep and became ill when taking medicine on an …
Tue., Jan. 4, 2011
State withdraws Medicaid coverage for oral care
Annmarie Dowd had all her teeth pulled a few weeks ago. Her dentist suggested she hurry up and have the procedure because as of Jan. 1 the state stopped providing …