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Medical and dental offices can reopen in Washington if they can meet certain guidelines for protective gear, hygiene and physical distancing.
Delta Dental of Washington is providing COVID-19 financial relief to policyholders by implementing a 25% premium reduction for four months. Delta Dental’s policyholders do not need to take any action. The monthly premium reduction will be applied automatically to customer invoices for coverage beginning July 1, the dental provider said in a news release. Customers who have paid on an annual basis will receive a refund.
The Panhandle Health District, which covers the five northern Idaho counties, is helping to fill the gap for uninsured and Medicaid-insured children in the region.
Washington’s Dental Quality Assurance Commission has fined an owner of Must Love Kids Pediatric Dentistry in Vancouver in connection with the death of a 4-year-old Vancouver boy after a dental procedure in March 2017.
Between trick-or-treat fun and candy canes, kids aren’t likely to resist sweets this time of year. But there are tips for parents to help with better choices. Experts note the best to worst, timing and frequency.
Recent grants are backing dental initiatives to reduce rates of tooth decay in Spokane County. Strategies include a school program for teeth cleanings and sealants, partnering with physicians to recognize dental decay earlier and increasing access to Medicaid for adults and seniors.
With a new community clinic set to open in mid-2020, residents of East Central will see improved access to dental care.
Soon-to-be-bakery-owner Tiffany Cable wanted to buy a site near Barker Road and Mission Avenue in Spokane Valley, but a month before her graduation from culinary school, dentist Owen Packard purchased the land to build a medical office and dental practice. They worked it out.
A dentist chimes in on potential concerns about oral health and cannabis use.
The drugstore chain said Thursday that it will add SmileDirectClub locations to hundreds of its stores, where customers can get started on getting their teeth straightened without an in-person visit with a dentist or orthodontist. That lack of an office visit has drawn criticism from orthodontists.
There are many causes of bad breath, also called halitosis.
The Community Health Association of Spokane is building a dental clinic for low-income patients in north Spokane, according to permits issued by the city.
The microbes feed on leftover bits of food in your mouth. They not only help break down your food, but they also get energy from it. As they eat, grow, and multiply, they also release some smelly gases that might remind you of rotten eggs.
Two cars burst into flames Tuesday in Spokane Valley, but no one was hurt.
When complete, 4 Degrees Real Estate will consolidate its property management and real estate offices there. The real estate company purchased the building in July for $1.08 million through a subsidiary.
Local coffee chain Wake Up Call will be expanding to Liberty Lake as part of a mixed-use development that will also house a dental office.
Lakeside Dental is opening an office in Spokane Valley that will include abakery.
A $125,000 grant will mean nearly $1 million in comprehensive dental care to Washington state residents in need, boosting services provided by volunteer dentists and labs.
Regional dental offices affiliated with Smile Source will offer a day of free dental care Saturday for people who can’t afford certain treatments, including extractions, fillings and emergency care.
The emergency room is no place to see a dentist. Yet, too many Americans in pain from preventable oral health problems seek treatment at local hospitals, despite the fact that most emergency rooms do not have an on-site dentist. Because the underlying dental problems are not addressed, patients may seek pain medication, often opioids. Each year, ER dental visits cost the U.S. health care system $1.9 billion. As a community, we need to think creatively about how to solve this prevalent health issue. One entity cannot solve it alone. Rather, it requires bringing together diverse partners and providers to invest in expanding access to preventive oral health care. Increased access will help reduce the number of people seeking last-resort, expensive emergency treatment for dental pain and infections.