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

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) – Anthem Kentucky Medicaid hosted its very first ‘Dental Days’ clinic of 2022, a bit of their “Brighter Smiles, Brighter Futures” advertising marketing campaign, on the Mountain In depth Care Heart’s HomePlace Clinic in Pikeville on Saturday.

The goal of the clinic was to provide swift and fast entry to dental look after individuals who may very well be in require of a checkup, cleansing, or swift process by the Kare Cell Dentistry Clinic.

“We consider about enamel as, an excessive amount of events, expendable. If it hurts our to begin with issue is to tug it out and there are explanations for that,” said Dr. Whitney James, a dentist with the Kare Cell Dentistry Clinic.

Some prepared lists for dental clinics are very lengthy and lots of others would not have the cash means to pay out for a pay a go to to, so Anthem ensured the clinic was completely free to its members.

“The ready round record is lengthy, the entry to care is de facto robust at events, so we’re simply hoping to help some folks when they’re ready round to get into people different areas,” defined Dr. James.

Alongside with a freed from cost checkup, cleansing, or fast process, those that attended the clinic additionally obtained different issues a majority of these as a sonic toothbrush, floss, and different means to protect their smile healthful.

“They exhibit up proper right here, we get them registered, we have now a desk with some info, with toothbrushes, and dental floss,” said Anthem Common public General well being Specialist Grace Nelson, “It’s important for our associates to have their dental well being and health care needs achieved, it could actually help with their self-graphic, their diet, and it could actually benefit them in an total wellness standpoint.”

Nelson additionally reported the CDC famous that 60% of Kentuckians skilled not frequented a dentist previously 12 months.

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