Anthem Medicaid hosts first ‘Dental Days’ clinic in Pike County

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) – Anthem Kentucky Medicaid hosted its first ‘Dental Days’ clinic of 2022, a section of their “Brighter Smiles, Brighter Futures” campaign, at the Mountain Thorough Care Center’s HomePlace Clinic in Pikeville on Saturday.

The intention of the clinic was to supply brief and easy entry to dental care for people who may be in will need of a checkup, cleansing, or speedy procedure by the Kare Cell Dentistry Clinic.

“We feel about tooth as, a whole lot of moments, expendable. If it hurts our first factor is to pull it out and there are good reasons for that,” explained Dr. Whitney James, a dentist with the Kare Cellular Dentistry Clinic.

Some ready lists for dental clinics are extensive and other folks do not have the economic usually means to pay out for a check out, so Anthem ensured the clinic was no cost to its users.

“The waiting checklist is lengthy, the accessibility to care is really rough at periods, so we’re just hoping to support some people today while they are ready to get into those other locations,” reported Dr. James.

Alongside with a free of charge checkup, cleansing, or rapid procedure, people who attended the clinic also obtained other merchandise these kinds of as a sonic toothbrush, floss, and other assets to maintain their smile healthy.

“They display up listed here, we get them registered, we have a desk with some information, with toothbrushes, and dental floss,” reported Anthem Public Health Expert Grace Nelson, “It’s vital for our associates to have their dental health care desires fulfilled, it can enable with their self-picture, their nutrition, and it can benefit them in an over-all health standpoint.”

Nelson also said the CDC documented that 60% of Kentuckians had not frequented a dentist in the earlier 12 months.

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