One teenager from West Hartford hopes to help more school-aged kids receive dental exams during these uncertain times. Months ago, Marwa Abdinoor, 17, decided to study the relationship between socioeconomic status and oral health for her senior research project. As part of her project, Abdinoor plans to offer free dental exams at at least two public schools in Hartford.
Critics: Proposed children’s dental cut threatens CT’s turnaround
Connecticut leads the nation in the percentage of kids covered by Medicaid who go to the dentist – a dramatic change from a decade earlier, when the state ranked near the bottom, according to a national report. But dentists and advocates who have studied the changes say that progress could be set back under a proposal by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to cut the Medicaid payment rates for children’s dental care by 10 percent.
Session Notes: House passes new water fluoridation standard
Water fluoridation has strong support from public health officials and dentists, but also frequently sparks intense opposition from those who believe it should not be added to public water supplies. Nonetheless, the bill cleared the House by a wide margin after little debate.
CT Mission of Mercy, in Hartford, draws hundreds for free dental care
Roger Green left home at 3:50 a.m., drove 70 miles to Hartford and spent more than three hours in line for a chance at getting free dental care. He hoped by the end of the day he’d no longer be ashamed to smile.
CT Mission of Mercy free dental clinic targets pregnant women
Hoping to correct myths and promote better care, the organizers of the Connecticut Mission of Mercy dental clinic are planning a special section for pregnant women at this year’s free clinic in Hartford.
Free dental clinic coming to Hartford after all
Although it seemed unlikely months ago, the Connecticut Mission of Mercy free dental clinic is coming to Hartford this spring, with plans to provide free care to more than 2,200 people.
Obamacare: What will my plan cost? What doctors are covered?
Our first batch of reader questions about the federal health care reform law addresses how much individuals would pay to buy coverage, dental insurance, which health care providers are covered, and health savings accounts.