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Panhandle Health District fills gap in dental care for North Idaho kids

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.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Sweet deluge: Treats are OK in candy season if balanced with nutrition, dental care

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

New dental clinic coming to East Central Community Center campus

With a new community clinic set to open in mid-2020, residents of East Central will see improved access to dental care.


Can cannabis cause cavities?

A dentist chimes in on potential concerns about oral health and cannabis use.


Bridging dental care: Regional dental group offers free treatments on Saturday

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.


Dr. Gerald Phipps: Recent grant to expand access to dental care in Spokane a much-needed step forward

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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


Editorial: DENT fills dental care need

DENT forged relationships with dentists and started before-and-after services that have built trust.


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 …


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. …


Clark: Portland keeps up the fight against fluoride

Holy molar, amigos! It’s me – Mr. Tooth Decay.


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, …


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 …


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 …