dental care http://kcur.org en New Missouri Dental Director Wants State To Be A 'Guiding Light' http://kcur.org/post/new-missouri-dental-director-wants-state-be-guiding-light <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri’s new state dental director has been on board for about half a year, and during a visit to Kansas City on Wednesday, he outlined a number of initiatives aimed at making the state a national leader in oral health.</span></p><p>“I want (other states) to come to us,” Dr. B. Ray Storm said at a meeting of the Oral Health Access Committee, which is part of a regional health initiative through the Mid-America Regional Council. “Let us be the guiding light for the rest of the country.”</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 22:32:19 +0000 Mike Sherry 56484 at http://kcur.org New Missouri Dental Director Wants State To Be A 'Guiding Light' Talking Teeth, Pet-Style http://kcur.org/post/talking-teeth-pet-style <p></p><p>Cavity-free, pearly-white teeth have long been a status symbol—but how important is it to make sure your pet’s choppers are as pristine as yours?</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we’ll talk with &nbsp;Wayne Hunthausen, DVM and veterinarian Scott MacGee who specializes in pet dentistry. We’ll find out just what’s normal for your pet's teeth and, as always, take questions about your companion animal's health and habits.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 54049 at http://kcur.org Talking Teeth, Pet-Style U.S. Senate Report Critical Of Dental Clinic Chains http://kcur.org/post/us-senate-report-critical-dental-clinic-chains <p>A <a href="http://www.finance.senate.gov/library/prints/download/?id=1c7233e0-9d08-4b83-a530-b761c57a900b">two-year investigation</a> by the U.S. Senate concludes that so-called dental management companies have provided substandard care to low-income children covered by Medicaid, while over billing the joint federal-state program.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:41:19 +0000 Bryan Thompson 40828 at http://kcur.org U.S. Senate Report Critical Of Dental Clinic Chains Report Cites Need For Mid-Level Dental Providers http://kcur.org/post/report-cites-need-mid-level-dental-providers <p>A new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts bolsters the argument that dental access challenges in Kansas require a new type of dental provider.</p><p>The report lists the ten states with the most severe shortage of dentists, and the ten states where low-income children are least likely to receive dental care. Kansas is not on either of those lists.</p><p>Still, nearly 55 percent of Kansas kids covered by Medicaid received no dental care in 2011. The report also reveals that more than 16 percent of the state’s population is underserved, and living in a dental shortage area.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:35:15 +0000 Bryan Thompson 39102 at http://kcur.org The Case for Dental Health http://kcur.org/post/case-dental-health <p>A yearly physical is the norm for most of us, whether for children or their adult parents, and it's considered a part of living a healthy lifestyle. But not all areas of health are examined by one doctor, and one area of our health that is often neglected is oral health.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:40:32 +0000 Elana Gordon, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 32957 at http://kcur.org The Case for Dental Health Top Of The Morning News: Monday, February 20, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-monday-february-20-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.<br /> Event provides Free Dental Care To 2,100 People<br /> Ron Paul’s Visits Kansas City<br /> Farmers Play The Commodities Market with Grain Bins</p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:39:45 +0000 Maria Carter 12832 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Monday, February 20, 2012