Stories tagged: dental care
Sun., Nov. 24, 2019
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
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
With a new community clinic set to open in mid-2020, residents of East Central will see improved access to dental care.
Fri., June 7, 2019
A dentist chimes in on potential concerns about oral health and cannabis use.
Wed., May 30, 2018
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.
Sun., April 29, 2018
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 …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017
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
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
A newly expanded Cheney clinic aims to provide dental services to people who couldn’t get them anywhere else.
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016
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
DENT forged relationships with dentists and started before-and-after services that have built trust.
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
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
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
Holy molar, amigos! It’s me – Mr. Tooth Decay.
Thu., Jan. 3, 2013
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
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
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 …