Recent data out of California has shown that close to 90,000 children go to the emergency room for dental care each year. Although the cost of those visits is tens of millions of dollars, often little more is done than prescribing antibiotics to control infections. While that is important, after such a visit a child’s teeth remain decayed, posing significant risks for adult dental health problems, which can lead to illnesses, deaths, huge ...
Huffington Post Blog
What a difference a year makes. Last September, as millions of children across the country and in California started back to school, there was real uncertainty about what the new health care law, Obamacare, would bring. While not perfect, the law can take credit for the enrollment of over 8 million people in the Federal or State Exchanges, and another 7.2 million enrolling in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in the states that ...
October 2, 2014 -- Oral health advocates are lauding California's new law expanding the Virtual Dental Home (VDH), a program that uses telehealth technology to bring dental services directly to patients in community settings, such as schools and nursing homes.
Wendy Lazarus, founder and co-president of the Children's Partnership, noted that caries remains the largest unmet children's health need in California today.
"This is a huge victory for California's children and children across the nation," Lazarus said in a statement. "By combining ...
Kaiser Health News
Inside a South Los Angeles classroom filled with plastic dinosaurs, building blocks, stuffed animals and Dr. Seuss books, Mireya Rodriguez counted Hendryk Vaquero’s teeth and looked for cavities.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed a bill AB 1174 to expand Medi-Cal coverage to teledentistry services beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, Kaiser Health News. Capsules reports. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program.
Meanwhile, Wendy Lazarus, founder and co-president of The Children's Partnership, said, "This is a huge victory for California's children and children across the nation," adding, "By combining workforce innovations with advances in technology, California is now one step closer to closing the dental care gap ...
WASHINGTON—The Pew Charitable Trusts today commended California’s new law that expands the Virtual Dental Home, an innovative program that uses telehealth technology to bring dental services directly to patients in community settings, such as preschools, elementary schools, and nursing homes.
Kaiser Health News
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that would require Medi-Cal, the state’s insurance program for the poor, to pay for dental services delivered by teams of hygienists and dentists connected through the Internet.
California is among the first states to launch such teledentistry services, which are intended to increase the options for patients in remote and underserved areas. Other states, like Oregon, Colorado, Hawaii and West Virginia, are interested in creating their own teledentistry programs ...
After California Governor Brown signed AB 1174, Jenny Kattlove discusses the benefit to millions of children who will now receive dental care.
From KQED, I’m Nina Kim.
Governor Brown has signed a bill designed to improve access to dental services for kids. The law expands a program called the Virtual Dental Home, which brings dental care to schools and Headstart classrooms among other sites.
Jenny Kattlove ...
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