Patients face two-year delay to see dentist after waiting times double during coronavirus pandemic

Adella Miesner

PATIENTS are facing a two-year delay for dental surgery as waiting times have doubled in the last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Many people suffering with serious tooth problems have not been seen by specialists – despite being sent by their dentists months ago.

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Patients have been left in agony awaiting dentist appointments because of delays caused by the lockdown

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Patients have been left in agony awaiting dentist appointments because of delays
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Alabama Dentist Invests Time and Resources Into The Education Of Patients About Their Dental Insurance Benefits – Press Release

Adella Miesner

Birmingham, AlabamaStuart Curry Dentistry Birmingham, a dental office who is passionate about delivering excellent dentistry, is proud to announce that they are undertaking an education campaign about dental insurance aimed at providing maximum value to their patients.  

The campaign is focused on Dental Insurance and trying to highlight to patients the many benefits that some are missing out on. These are benefits that patients have paid for, but

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Without Fantasy of Trees, hospital still in need of donations to help its littlest patients

Adella Miesner

Over the past three and a half decades, money raised through Fantasy of Trees has helped the hospital purchase several life-saving items for its patients

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Inside the neonatal intensive care unit at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Taylar Collins places the oxygen tube in her son’s nose before feeding him a bottle. 

“He came unexpectedly at 24 weeks. He’s now 30 weeks gestation, so he’s a little over

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Hospital bills for uninsured COVID patients are covered, but no one tells them

Adella Miesner

When Darius Settles died from COVID-19 on the Fourth of July, his family and the city of Nashville, Tennessee, were shocked. Even the mayor noted the passing of a 30-year-old without any underlying conditions — one of the city’s youngest fatalities at that point.

Settles was also uninsured and had just been sent home from an emergency room for the second time, and he was worried about medical bills. An

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Kessler Dental Associates Has the Best Cosmetic Dentist in Phoenixville, PA, Offering Patients Dental Implants and More – Press Release

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Phoenixville, PA – Everyone deserves to be attended to by the best professional and that is why Kessler Dental Associates is proud to offer the best cosmetic dentist in Phoenixville, PA to the members of the community. Members of the community who wish to improve their appearance, appeal, as well as the quality of their smile can now rely on proven and effective dental solutions offered by the dental team

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Netherlands airlifts coronavirus patients to Germany

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A bright-yellow helicopter rose into a blue sky Friday carrying a COVID-19 patient from the Netherlands to a German intensive care unit, the first such international airlift since the pandemic first threatened to swamp Dutch hospitals in the spring.

The clatter of the helicopter’s rotors as it lifted off from a parking lot behind a hospital 20 miles east of Amsterdam was a noisy reminder of how the coronavirus is

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Hospital Bills For Uninsured COVID-19 Patients Are Covered Under The CARES Act : Shots

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When Angela Settles’ husband, Darius, got sick with COVID-19, he was worried about medical bills. He worked two jobs but had no health insurance.

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When Angela Settles’ husband, Darius, got sick with COVID-19, he was worried about medical bills. He worked two jobs but had no health insurance.

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When Darius Settles died from COVID-19 on the Fourth

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Texas governor requests use of El Paso-area military hospital for non-COVID-19 patients as cases surge

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday requested to use a medical center at Fort Bliss for non-COVID-19 patients as coronavirus cases surge in the El Paso area. The request comes as COVID-19 cases have been increasing throughout Texas and the country.

Abbott said Saturday that he had spoken to Dr. Robert Kadiec, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to request use

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Dentist who extracted a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard sentenced to 12 years

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An Alaska dentist was also filmed riding a hoverboard during a procedure on a patient who was under anesthesia was convicted on 46 counts of defrauding the federal Medicaid program has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton found Seth Lookhart, 35, guilty Jan. 17 of pressuring patients to needlessly undergo intravenous sedation to bill Medicaid for the service.

Wolverton on Monday suspended eight

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Alaska dentist, Seth Lookhart, who extracted a patient’s tooth on a hoverboard sentenced to 12 years in jail

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Seth Lookhart, 35, was convicted on 46 felony and misdemeanor counts in January, including medical assistance fraud, scheme to defraud, illegal practice of dentistry and reckless endangerment.

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton sentenced Lookhart on Monday to serve 20 years in jail with eight years suspended, the statement said. That means Lookhart will serve 12 years behind bars. He also cannot practice dentistry during his 10 years of probation.… Read More

This toothless Chihuahua is comforting scared patients at a California dentist office

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Kismet, a 13-year-old Chihuahua and a big fan of treats and back scratches, spends her days at Corte Madera Family Dentistry, where she offers cuddles to patients who could use a little stress relief while having their teeth worked on.

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Dentist: Closure of practices impacts patients’ oral health

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JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) ─ A Johnston dentist believes dentistry is an essential business, but argues that it hasn’t been treated as such throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Rupesh Udeshi, dentist and co-owner of Dental Associates of Rhode Island, said the months his practice was closed had a big impact on the health of many of his patients.

“We’ve had a great backlog and problems that were minor, that have become major.

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Dentist’s offices are reopening for routine care, with fewer patients at a time

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Slowly, but surely, dentist’s offices are reopening for routine cleanings and nonemergency procedures.

Since March many dentists — though considered essential in the state — had remained open only for emergency procedures while postponing nonemergency care under recommendations from the American Dental Association to help “flatten the curve.”

Gavin Uchida, owner of Blue Whale Children’s Dentistry in Kaimuki, opened his office for routine cleaning in late May, with new Plexiglas

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Los Angeles Surge Hospital to Begin Accepting COVID-19 Patients

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Facility opening on the campus of the former St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles

Video of Los Angeles Surge Hospital

SACRAMENTO – A new COVID-19 treatment center
in the former St. Vincent Medical Center will begin accepting COVID-19 transfer
patients from other hospitals in the region on April 13. The facility will
increase capacity in phases with a maximum capacity of 266
beds. California is leasing the medical center

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Coronavirus NYC: National Tennis Center in Queens opens hospital for coronavirus patients

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NEW YORK CITY — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated the opening of the National Tennis Center in Queens as a hospital Friday and said the facility may be used to quarantine recovering patients to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus once the city is past the acute crisis phase of the pandemic.

“You need a lot of capacity to quarantine people and isolate people to make that

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Nurses treating coronavirus patients find tires slashed at New York hospital

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Nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis at a New York hospital were the victims of a vandal who slashed their car tires while they were working.

New York State Police said they nabbed the suspect after being called to New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt at 7 a.m. Friday

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Project Home Dental Clinic Helps Philly Patients

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Duck into the concourse under Suburban Station and you’ll find more than just the usual snack stalls and shops. A nonprofit dental clinic located within the underground network provides free or reduced cost healthcare to Medicaid or uninsured patients that walk in its doors. It’s just one of many services offered by Project HOME, a Philadelphia organization serving people experiencing homelessness.

“There aren’t a lot of private practices that accept

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San Jose Kaiser hospital run over with coronavirus patients

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About half of Kaiser Permanente’s San Jose hospital has been filled with patients confirmed or suspected to have the new coronavirus, a hospital vice president said in an interview with a medical journal.

There have been so many patients that Kaiser San Jose has had to boost its staffing, Dr. Stephen Parodi, a Kaiser executive vice president, infectious disease expert and incident commander for the health system’s COVID-19 response nationally,

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Dental information for doctors and patients.

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Thanks for visiting DentalSite.com. We have revamped our look to provide our users with the most comprehensive, cutting-edge information on all things dental. Whether you’re a dentist, a member of an office staff, or a patient – we have what you’re looking for. Looking for a dentist? Please click our “Find A Dentist” link on the left. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know!

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As Patients Struggle With Bills, Hospital Sues Thousands

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From The New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro. This is “The Daily.”

Today: for decades hospitals could assume that patients with jobs and health insurance would pay their medical bills. Sarah Kliff on why that’s no longer the case and the aggressive new way that hospitals are forcing those patients to pay up.

It’s Monday, December 2.

sarah kliff

Hi, Amanda.

amanda sturgill

Hi!

sarah kliff

It’s been

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