Staffed by local volunteer dentists and oral surgeons from the Seattle-King County Dental Society, the dental clinic will initially focus on difficult tooth extractions, but will eventually include other procedures, such as root canals.
The clinic at the University of Washington's Dental School has announced it will lower its fees for Medicaid eligible patients.
Steve Steinberg writes, "The new fee schedule, called the UW Community Dental Plan, features prices discounted as much as 85 percent below average dental fees in the Seattle area. The new fees are currently scheduled to be implemented in late March.
Prices will be $58 for a comprehensive oral exam, which includes a full oral health evaluation, a complete set of dental X-rays and a treatment plan. Other procedures include one-surface fillings for $32, root canals for $235 and complete upper or lower dentures for $390."
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