Anthem Medicaid hosts to start with ‘Dental Days’ clinic in Pike County

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) – Anthem Kentucky Medicaid hosted its to start with ‘Dental Days’ clinic of 2022, a aspect of their “Brighter Smiles, Brighter Futures” marketing campaign, at the Mountain Extensive Treatment Center’s HomePlace Clinic in Pikeville on Saturday.

The goal of the clinic was to offer brief and simple obtain to dental treatment for those who may possibly be in have to have of a checkup, cleaning, or brief method by the Kare Cellular Dentistry Clinic.

“We imagine about teeth as, a great deal of situations, expendable. If it hurts our 1st matter is to pull it out and there are causes for that,” explained Dr. Whitney James, a dentist with the Kare Cellular Dentistry Clinic.

Some ready lists for dental clinics are long and some others do not have the economical implies to spend for a take a look at, so Anthem ensured the clinic was cost-free to its users.

“The waiting around record is long, the accessibility to treatment is very rough at moments, so we’re just hoping to assistance some people today when they’re waiting to get into those people other areas,” explained Dr. James.

Along with a cost-free checkup, cleaning, or quick technique, individuals who attended the clinic also received other objects this sort of as a sonic toothbrush, floss, and other sources to maintain their smile healthier.

“They exhibit up here, we get them registered, we have a desk with some data, with toothbrushes, and dental floss,” claimed Anthem General public Well being Advisor Grace Nelson, “It’s critical for our associates to have their dental wellbeing care wants fulfilled, it can aid with their self-picture, their nutrition, and it can profit them in an in general wellbeing standpoint.”

Nelson also claimed the CDC described that 60% of Kentuckians had not frequented a dentist in the previous yr.

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