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How To Fix A Broken Dental Safety Net
A trip to the dentist's office may instill a sense of dread, but for the majority Americans, access to care is rarely an issue.
June 27, 2012
Tragic Results When Dental Care Is Out Of Reach
No one should die because of a toothache. This is the story of two people who did.
June 26, 2012
Dr. Frank Catalanotto: Why The ADA Is Wrong About Access To Dental Care
The system would benefit from more midlevel care providers, he says, although that idea has met resistance from the American Dental Association.
June 26, 2012
Aspen Dental CEO Bob Fontana: "We're Big Advocates for the Patient"
"There is a big underserved part of the marketplace that has barriers to care," he says. "That's where we come in."
June 26, 2012
Dr. Bill Calnon: Why Dentistry Needs More Prevention, Not More Treaters
The president of the American Dental Association on how to fix access to care.
June 26, 2012
Live Chat 2:30 p.m. ET: Inside America's Dental Care Crisis
Join a live chat about "Dollars and Dentists" on 6/27 at 2:30 p.m. ET with correspondent Miles O'Brien, producer Jill Rosenbaum, Center for Public Integrity reporter David Heath, and guest questioner Mary Otto.
June 26, 2012
Complaints About Kids Care Follow Kool Smiles
It's the country's largest Medicaid dental provider, serving roughly 2 million children in 15 states and D.C. But several states have documented unnecessary procedures in past years
June 26, 2012
Kool Smiles' Response
In response to questions from the Center for Public Integrity and FRONTLINE, Kool Smiles presented two documents totaling 85 pages challenging the reporting on this project, refuting some criticism of the company and presenting data to support the quality of its dental and business practices.
June 26, 2012
Patients, Pressure and Profits at Aspen Dental
The same business model that makes Aspen accessible to patients short on cash can also leave them in debt and has led to complaints of overcharging and unnecessary treatments.
June 26, 2012
When the Dentist Won't See You
Millions of Americans are ending up in the emergency room instead of the dentist's chair when they have problems with their teeth — sometimes even when they have insurance.
June 25, 2012
Dig Deeper: What You Need to Know About America's Health Care Crisis
The Supreme Court is expected to deliver its ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) within the next two weeks, a decision that could possibly overturn the health care reform bill passed in 2010 that has been a cornerstone of the Obama presidency.
June 21, 2012
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