NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Meharry Medical College in Tennessee and health care provider Remote Area Medical are offering free dental care at an event this week.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Less than five months after announcing plans for a dental school in Joplin, the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has raised 75% percent of its $40 million...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A bill to allow dentists in Oregon to administer vaccines to patients has been signed into law.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Oregon is the first state in the...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Juneau does not have any plans to put fluoride in its drinking water again after Alaska's capital stopped the practice more than a decade ago.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A nonprofit health care organization in Montgomery County wants to put clinics on Montgomery school campuses to provide medical and dental care.
The plan would involve a partnership between Health Services Inc. and Montgomery Public Schools, The Montgomery Advertiser reported.
The partnership would be at zero cost to the school system and would benefit students and staff, Health Services Inc. CEO Gilbert Darrington recently told the school board.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A nearly $1.9 million federal grant is going to help New Hampshire elementary school-based dental programs and provide education on fluoridation and better monitoring of women's dental health during pregnancy.
The state Department of Health and Human Services announced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant on Monday.
HONOLULU (AP) — Two health insurers in Hawaii will cover dental care for adults on Medicaid after the state program excluded oral health benefits a decade ago.
AlohaCare and Ohana Health Plan are investing nearly $1 million to provide basic adult dental care for Medicaid members, which number about Hawaii 364,000 residents.
The basic care covers an annual exam and cleaning every six months at no extra cost, as well as simple tooth extraction, filling and topical fluoride.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One of the nation's oldest black medical schools will provide free dental services to uninsured Tennesseans this weekend.
Meharry Medical College says the event will offer cleanings, extractions, fillings and other services to hundreds of people on Saturday at the Henry A. Moses Ph.D. Alumni Hall.
Patients must be 18 years old or up to receive treatment and will be seen on a first come, first served basis. No insurance or ID is required.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin dentists say some patients have a hard time getting treatment because the state hasn't given the industry the same funding when compared to other health services.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — City officials in central Ohio are considering fluoridating the municipal water supply to combat poor dental health.
The Springfield News-Sun reports Clark County Health Commissioner Charles Patterson urges Springfield city commissioners to allow a referendum vote in November on fluoridating the water supply.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry has been awarded a $4 million, 10 year contract to help increase the number of dental graduates practicing in rural Nebraska.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday signed a bill that seeks to improve oral health on reservations in Washington state.
The measure was the first bill the governor has signed this legislative session. It allows tribes to use federal funding for dental therapists, who provide preventative care and procedures such as cleanings, fillings and oral exams.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New state health data shows cavities have been found in the mouths of nearly two in three Utah children who are 6 to 9 years old — up from about half the last time the study was done in 2010.
Almost 1,900 kids between first and fourth grade were included in the Utah Department of Health survey between September 2015 and January, reported the Deseret News (http://bit.ly/2gCTdJT).
FLORENCE, Mass. (AP) — Diane Greenwood is finally getting some relief from the constant pain in her mouth.
After life-long gum disease ravaged her oral health, Greenwood, a retired nurse in Florence, is finishing up a year of free dental care provided by a dental practice in town.
Another Florence resident James Brida, 63, is also wrapping up a year of free care at Strong & Healthy Smiles in Florence. He doesn't have many of his back teeth left and is trying to save what he can.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new report says the oral health of Kentucky children is getting worse despite having a greater access to dentists.
Multiple news outlets reported Delta Dental of Kentucky and Kentucky Youth Advocates presented the results of a survey of more than 2,000 children to the state legislature's Interim Health and Welfare Committee on Wednesday. The report found that 41 percent of third- and sixth-graders surveyed had untreated cavities.