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Statement from the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition on Final Passage of Senate Bill 65

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2023 LOUISVILLE, KY – The Kentucky Oral Health Coalition is dedicated to ensuring meaningful access to oral health care for all Kentuckians. The decision to expand adult Medicaid dental benefits gave the Commonwealth an opportunity to improve oral health outcomes for our most vulnerable Kentuckians – including those with substance use disorders and pregnant women. While it was a worthy debate about the process to expand services, the reality now [...]

By |2023-03-16T16:35:35-04:00March 16th, 2023|Blog|

Dentists’ Role in Substance Use Prevention and Treatment

October is National Substance Use Prevention Month and as the month comes to an end, KOHC is recognizing the important role dental professionals play in substance use prevention and treatment. KOHC heard from Dr. William E. Collins about the connection between substance use disorder (SUD) and oral health. He serves as the Dental Director at Red Bird Clinic, Inc in Beverly, Kentucky.   Here’s what Dr. Collins had to say about the role of oral health [...]

By |2022-11-02T14:43:07-04:00November 2nd, 2022|Blog|

An Open Letter from the Tooth Fairy

Dear kids and their caregivers,  May is here, and you know what that means: the sweet treats of summer, crunchy fruit perfect for pulling out loose teeth, and National Dental Care Month. Between encouraging people to avoid sugary drinks, the influx of teeth under pillows in order to earn some summer spending money, and reminding everyone about the importance of dental care, this Fairy is WORN OUT.  I really do love my job, but…here’s the thing: I don’t get [...]

By |2021-05-14T09:43:46-04:00May 13th, 2021|Blog|

OP-ED: From Neighbors to Dentists, How Everyone Can Help Keep Our Kids Safe

This was originally posted as an op-ed by the Courier Journal, Herald Leader, Kentucky Today, and NKY Tribune. By Dr. Laura Hancock Jones, Dr. Christina Howard, and Keith Inman In the last seven months, Kentuckians have heard a lot about how, even in these unprecedented times of physical distancing, we can come together to help protect our family and neighbors from the spread of COVID-19 and stay connected so no one feels alone. Dr. Laura Hancock Jones [...]

By |2020-10-06T12:48:18-04:00October 6th, 2020|Blog|
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