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March 21, 2013
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News affecting dental benefits

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  • Advocates urge dental benefits mandate on Colo. exchange
    Public health advocates in Colorado are urging the state to require health insurance plans sold on the state's exchange to include pediatric dental benefits. Insurers may offer dental benefits, but consumers will not be required to buy them. Advocates are also encouraging the state to add adult dental benefits to Medicaid. The Denver Post (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • No dentists serve Medicaid patients in 27 Kan. counties
    Kansas' Medicaid program now covers dental care for adults and children, but 27 counties in the state have no approved dentist and providers in 10 others offer only fluoride treatments, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The state is considering licensing specially trained dental hygienists to fill cavities and offer other routine services as part of efforts to alleviate the shortage. American City Business Journals/Kansas City, Mo. (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Study finds link between oral cancer and periodontitis
    Periodontitis, missing teeth and alveolar bone loss were associated with a higher likelihood of having oral squamous cell carcinoma in a study of 620 patients. Dental caries, however, was not associated with a higher risk of oral cancer. The research was presented at a meeting of the International Association for Dental Research. DrBicuspid.com (free registration) (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Book Your Room Now at Bellagio Resort for CONVERGE 2013
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