Archive for January 2015
DMAS Releases Pregnancy Dental Benefit Fact Sheets for Providers, Enrollees
Comprehensive dental benefits for pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid and FAMIS MOMS will begin on March 1, 2015. On this date, providers may begin billing for this benefit and enrolled pregnant women can receive dental services. The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) has put together outreach resources for medical and dental providers, members and…Read More
Happy 70th Anniversary, Water Fluoridation!
Happy Anniversary, Water Fluoridation! Happy anniversary to water fluoridation – otherwise known as dental disease prevention in the tap! On January 25, 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first city in the world to fluoridate its community water supply. The innovative move to combat tooth decay stemmed from more than 35 years of collaborative research,…Read More
Virginian-Pilot Article Highlights Dental Issues Faced by Adults with Special Needs
On January 2, 2015, the Virginian-Pilot published the article “Special-needs patients face difficulties with dental care,” highlighting the issues that adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities may face when accessing dental care. The article mentioned the Coalition's recent program, funded by the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, that aimed to increase the number of Virginia…Read More