Rep. Randy Bridges

‘Bad teeth cause life-threatening infections’ — push to expand Medicaid dental benefits continues

BY: - September 27, 2023

Around 400 patients per week, most covered by Medicaid, flood the University of Kentucky’s dental clinic seeking care they can’t find elsewhere for advanced tooth decay or other oral disease. Some are in such critical condition they must be airlifted to UK, Dr. Melvyn Yeoh, the university’s chairman of oral health science, recently told a […]

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GOP lawmakers cite ‘proper’ procedure as KY dental school deans plea for compassion

BY: - August 11, 2023

Working at a public “safety net” dental clinic in rural Western Kentucky, Dr. Pamela Stein routinely saw a heartbreaking sight. “It was not unusual at 6 o’clock in the morning to see 10 or 15 people standing in line waiting to get in because they had tooth aches, because they couldn’t find anyone else to […]