A dentist sanctioned by the New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care remains in the Veterans Affairs Choice Provider network. VA spokesperson Sonja Brown said the dentist is not on HHS's list of excluded providers, which requires a conviction of abuse, neglect or fraud.
Six students at Arizona State University raised $80,000 and designed a mobile dental clinic to improve dental care access for underserved communities in Arizona and California before settling in Nicaragua.
People with an extreme fear of dental work are more likely than those without such fears to have at least one decaying or missing tooth, and their ability to eat, drink and speak may be impaired, according to a study published in the British Dental Journal. Dentists can help by providing instructions for at-home preventive care, researcher Tim Newton says.
Smoking cigarettes appears to deplete beneficial oral bacteria and increase proliferation of periodontopathogenic bacteria, according to a genomic analysis of subgingival plaque from smokers and nonsmokers with and without chronic periodontitis.
Anthem asked Delaware Chancery Court Judge Travis Laster to issue an order blocking Cigna from exiting the two companies' merger deal for 60 days as Anthem works with federal regulators to withdraw their objections to the deal or takes the case to the Supreme Court.
Beam Technologies, which makes an internet-connected toothbrush and offers dental insurance, has found itself on the cusp of financial ruin several times as it grappled with the challenges of launching an insurance company, says founder Alex Frommeyer. He says not finding insurance industry mentors early in the process was a key mistake, but the company is now licensed in eight states, and sales are up.
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