Tag Archives: Oral Health

Crucial Dental Benefits for Adults on MassHealth SAVED!

Health Care For All and the Oral Health Advocacy Task Force applauds the Governor’s continued support for health reform, including oral health. Although he faced many difficult decisions as he fought to balance the budget, and are grateful that he … Continue reading

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Dental Cuts Lead to Death in Michigan

Last week, a Michigan woman suffered an entirely preventable death caused by a dental infection left untreated because the state cut Adult Dental Medicaid Benefits. A tragic story, but one that should serve as a warning to Governor Patrick as … Continue reading

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Promoting Oral Health in Worcester

On Wednesday, UMass Memorial and HCFA teamed up to provide free screenings and fluoride varnish to kids ages 0-21 at the Auburn Mall. Children and their parents enjoyed receiving these services from great providers in a casual, accessible location. Representative … Continue reading

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HCFA to co-sponsor FREE oral health screenings

Help Your Kids Prepare for School Oral health is a critical part of overall health and significantly impacts a child’s success in school! Join HCFA and UMass Memorial as we provide FREE screenings and fluoride varnish for children ages 0 … Continue reading

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MassHealth dental expansion for Family Assistance

Thursday is an important day for oral health in the Commonwealth. On October 1, 2009 MassHealth dental benefits will be extended to cover children under the age of 19 who receive Family Assistance premium assistance, in order to comply with … Continue reading

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Oral Health in the News

A recent article in the NY Times (How to Manage Dental Costs, With or Without Insurance) does a great job of explaining the importance of including dental coverage in overall health insurance.The article points out the relatively small cost of … Continue reading

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Fenway Health Unveils New Dental Clinic

Fenway Health, a Boston-based health center, is doing its part to remind us that oral health is a critical part of overall health. The mission of Fenway Health is to “enhance the physical and mental health of its community, which … Continue reading

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Oral Health Everywhere

The summer can be a quiet season, but that isn’t so for the world of oral health advocacy. We hope to see you in the coming days, and months, at a number of exciting events that will provide the opportunity … Continue reading

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An Uneven Distribution of Oral Health Care

A recent Policy Brief on a Massachusetts Health Reform Survey funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield examined “Access to and Affordability of Care in Massachusetts as of Fall 2008: Geographic and Racial/Ethnic Differences”. Oral health is an important part of … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Health Policy Forum Presents… An Oral Health Forum

When it comes to oral health, Surgeon General David Satcher said it best with the statement: “the mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body.” To reinforce Satcher’s words of wisdom, our colleagues at the Massachusetts Health Policy … Continue reading

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