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Entries in Charitable Care (55)

Monday
Jan062014

Washington Dentists launch the Dental Referral Program for Children to coincide with Affordable Care Act implementation

The Washington State Dental Association (WSDA) has established a toll free number and website to help parents connect their children to local dentists that accept their children’s insurance. This initiative, called the Dental Referral Program for Children, coincides with the January 1, 2014 implementation of mandatory pediatric dental coverage for all children in Washington state.

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Thursday
Jan022014

Adult Dental Medicaid Reinstated January 1, 2014

Adult dental Medicaid funding was restored for thousands of adults on January 1. For three years, a comprehensive Medicaid benefit has only provided to 38,000 of the states nearly 500,000 Medicaid-eligible adults. During this time, most Medicaid-eligible adults only had access to emergent care.

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Thursday
Dec122013

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: UWSoD STUDENTS IN JAMAICA

Editor’s Note: For some years, UWSoD students have been making the trek to Jamaica to deliver dental care to the island’s underserved population. We asked them to write a little about their experiences there. What follows are their observations, in their own words. 

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Monday
Dec022013

ABCD UPDATE

Washington state is leading the nation in providing preventative dental care to young children from low-income families. In our state, over 50 percent of all Medicaid-enrolled children, under the age of six, are currently receiving dental care. This success can be largely attributed to the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) program.

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