dental care

“Critical but often overlooked,” Ohioans face challenges when accessing dental care

BY: - August 4, 2023

Dr. Darcy Cook will never forget a particular patient whose teeth she was trying to save. The patient was a recovering drug addict who kept missing appointments — only making her dental issues worse.  But the patient wasn’t oversleeping or intentionally missing appointments. Instead, she was homeless with a pay as you go phone and […]

After Congress fails to add dental coverage, Medicare weighs limited benefit expansion

BY: - October 18, 2022

Proposed changes in Medicare rules could soon pave the way for a significant expansion in Medicare-covered dental services, while falling short of the comprehensive benefits that many Democratic lawmakers have advocated. That’s because, under current law, Medicare can pay for limited dental care only if it is medically necessary to safely treat another covered medical […]