Latest Dentistry News

Maine children getting access to virtual dental services

May. 13, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — Maine is now home to a network of virtual dental services that supporters said would make dental care more readily available to children. The practices are “virtual dental homes” in which children become patients with a dental practice but receive care...

$25M donation to help establish College of Dentistry

May. 10, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An anonymous donor gave a $25 million gift to the University of Pikeville, school officials said. University of Pikeville President Burton Webb said the gift will help establish a College of Dentistry and expand access to health services in Appalachia. Webb...

3 places considered for national historic listing

Apr. 12, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials are considering whether to recommend three nominations for placement on the National Register of Historic Places. The Louisville College of Dentistry building, downtown Morehead and the Paducah Northside neighborhood are up for consideration...

4 big expenses you could face in retirement

Mar. 30, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

Retirement planning is part savings, part guessing game. While many of your day-to-day expenses will remain the same, there are big-ticket categories that can take a large bite out of your savings. The more you can plan, the better prepared you’ll be to weather the costs. Here are...

Lawmakers approve plan to increase dental insurance value

Mar. 23, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine legislators are considering a law change to try to make dental insurance a better value for consumers in the state. The proposal is based on the Affordable Care Act rule that requires health insurers to have an 80% medical loss ratio. That means the...

Ducey OKs letting Arizona dentists give cosmetic Botox shots

Mar. 18, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov, Doug Ducey is OK with Arizona dentists being able to offer Botox injections to smooth out facial wrinkles as they also handle their patients' tooth-decay issues. The Republican governor signed off on a bill the Legislature overwhelmingly approved...

Roane State offering free dental cleanings for children

Mar. 14, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — The Roane State Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic in Tennessee is offering free dental cleanings for children ages 4 to 12. The children will receive cleaning, necessary dental X-rays and a fluoride treatment at no charge, the school said. The free...

Ducey to mull letting dentists give cosmetic Botox shots

Mar. 10, 2022 19:25 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The next time you sit in the dental chair for a filling, your dentist may also be able to offer to handle those pesky wrinkles around your eyes by injecting some Botox. All that's standing in the way is a signature from Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on legislation that...

Effort to provide free dental care to veterans in Maine

Mar. 07, 2022 11:57 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The state is partnering with dental clinics provide dental hygiene services to Maine veterans who are unable to afford them. The Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Service said it’s working with 22 clinics, including the UMA Dental Hygiene Clinic in Bangor, to...