Patients overload clinics after Calif. cuts Medicaid dental benefits

02/6/2013 | San Francisco Chronicle

Dentists at clinics in California say that since the state cut Medicaid dental benefits for adults, they increasingly extract teeth that could have been saved with a filling. Hospital emergency departments are treating an overwhelming number of patients in need of dental care, and clinics that had projected declining caseloads a few years ago have seen an increase instead.

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