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Senior Savvy: Finding affordable dental care

Dental discounts

One way you may be able to trim your dental care cost is by simply asking your dentist for a senior discount, especially if you’re paying up front. Out-of-pocket payers save the dentist office the cost and hassle of filing an insurance claim, so asking for a small 10 percent discount is not unreasonable.

Another cost-effective way to reduce your dental expenses is to join a dental discount network. How this works is you pay an annual membership fee – roughly $80 to $200 a year – in exchange for 15 to 50 percent discounts on service and treatments from participating dentists. To find a network, go to dentalplans.com (or call 888-632-5353) where you can search for plans and participating dentists by zip code, as well as get a breakdown of the discounts offered.

Brighter (brighter.com, 866-893-1694), which launched in May in all states except Florida, Montana and Vermont, is another discounted dental service to check out. It gives subscribers access to a network of 25,000 dentists offering 20 to 60 percent discounts on cleanings, crowns, implants, root canals and other procedures. You can sign up for a free one-month plan or opt for the premium plan, which costs $79 per year for individuals and families.

Low-cost care

Another way to get dental care at a lower price is at a dental school clinic. Almost every dental school in the U.S. offers affordable care provided by dental students who are overseen by experienced, qualified teachers. You can expect to pay as little as a third of what a traditional dentist would charge and still receive excellent, well-supervised care.

And for low-cost teeth cleanings, check with local colleges that offer dental hygiene programs. For training purposes, many programs provide teeth cleanings by their students for a fraction of what you’d pay at a dentists office. To locate dental schools or dental hygiene programs in your area visit www.ada.org/267.aspx.

Low-income care

If you’re strapped for cash there are other resources that provide dental care to seniors at a reduced rate or for free. Here’s where to look:

n Health centers: Federally-funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), there are thousands of health centers around the U.S., many of which provide discounted or free dental care to people based on financial need. To find a center near you visit findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov or call 877-464-4772.

n Local services: There are a few states, as well as some local programs or clinics that offer discounted dental care to those with limited means. To find out what may be available in your area, check with your state dental director (see astdd.org for contact information), or your state or local dental society (see ada.org/statelocalorg.aspx).

n Dental Life Network: Offers several programs that provide free dental care for elderly and disabled people who can’t afford to pay. To learn more or to apply for care in your state, visit nfdh.org or call 888-471-6334.

Savvy Tip: The best way to keep your dental costs down is through prevention and good oral hygiene. So remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day using fluoride toothpaste, floss daily and get routine checkups.

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Cops: Father, son steal dental bureau after father was fired

Dr. Marvin Kennard, owners of Naples Dental Care told Naples military Thursday someone pennyless into his bureau and stole a high-speed dental cavalcade and patients’ files, reports a Naples Daily News.

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Kennard told a investigator he had dismissed George Miller, 63, a day before a break-in.

Witnesses vital opposite a travel beheld dual group perplexing to enter a business and gave military a outline of a group and their automobile — a same arrange of automobile that Miller drove.

Naples military went to Miller’s home and

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San Diego Dentist Now Offering Laser Technology

Man to be deported after practicing dentistry in Orem but license

OREM — A Mexican male indicted of practicing as a dentist even yet he has no permit has pleaded guilty to charges intended opposite him and will be deported.

Carlos Counter, 55, pleaded guilty to one count of wrong control by an unlawful dentist, a third-degree felony, after an clandestine special representative with a Utah Attorney General’s Office found a male practicing dentistry in an Orem home. In sell for his plea, a assign of placement of a tranquil substance, a third-degree felony, was dismissed.

Counter was condemned to 0 to 5 years in prison, though a jail time was suspended. He

Article source: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705375220/Man-to-be-deported-after-practicing-dentistry-in-Orem-without-license.html?s_cid=rss-30

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Man expected to be deported for illegally practicing dentistry

PROVO — A male indicted of illegally practicing dentistry and
selling drugs has pleaded guilty to a transgression assign and expected will
be deported.

Carlos Counter, 55, was arrested in May after an undercover
officer went to his bureau and saw him offered Lortab pills.
Counter was charged with wrong conduct, a third-degree felony,
for illegally practicing dentistry, and pleaded guilty Jun 14. In
exchange for a defence prosecutors forsaken an additional felony
charge for distributing drugs.

Assistant profession ubiquitous Jake Taylor pronounced that Counter
received a dangling jail judgment and 50 days in jail. Taylor
added that Counter expected will be

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Beth Henley’s Eerie ‘Jacksonian’ Will Star Bill Pullman, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Glenne Headly in L.A.

The Jacksonian, Beth Henley’s new play set in a decrepit motel in Mississippi, MS, circa 1964, will be populated with Ed Harris, Bill Pullman, Amy Madigan and Glenne Headly, Geffen Playhouse announced.

The world-premiere production, destined by Robert Falls, will open Feb. 8, 2012, in Los Angeles.

In The Jacksonian by Pulitzer Prize leader Henley (Crimes of a Heart), Harris, a four-time Oscar hopeful and Broadway maestro who recently seemed during a Geffen Playhouse in Wrecks, “plays Bill Perch, a dentist with obscure probity who goes to The Jacksonian to bury his secrets,” according to Geffen notes. “Estranged from his wife, played

Article source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/playbill/20110627/en_playbill/152144

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Gene Simmons committed to creation it work with Shannon Tweed

Shannon Tweed seems to have had adequate of Gene Simmons’ stone and hurl ways. But after 28 years and dual kids, Simmons isn’t prepared to give adult on their relationship.

On this deteriorate of Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Simmons’ existence uncover that chronicles his family life, Tweed has finally had adequate of her rocker partner’s lifestyle. She reached her violation indicate when Simmons skipped out on cooking with his family to attorney a business deal. When photos seemed on TMZ of Simmons walking arm-in-arm with dual immature blondes, Tweed confronted her longtime partner.

“I’m ill of conference it, I’m sick

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Teachers kinship + consequence compensate law = another lawsuit (coming soon)

During a press discussion about a grant lawsuit filed today, Ron Meyer, a FEA’s attorney, said, as he has before, that a lawsit over a clergyman merit-pay check is coming, too.

“We will be litigating” over portions of S.B. 736, he said.

Andy Ford, a FEA president, pronounced a kinship designed a array of lawsuits stemming from a “reckless” 2011 Florida Legislature session.

A law that asks electorate if they wish to undo a “no aid” provision, or Blaine Amendment, from a state constitution could also be a theme of authorised action, Meyer said.

That territory of a constitiution prevents public income from appropriation eremite institutions.

Article source: http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_education_edblog/2011/06/teachers-union-merit-pay-law-another-lawsuit-coming-soon.html

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Retired male carries on lifetime of use to others

Palmer Foster, 87, has spent dozens of years volunteering. One approach he helps isto move comfort to those in a sanatorium who might not have any other visitors. (Thomas Wells)

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TUPELO – Thursdays go to North Mississippi Medical Center.

For some-more than 24 years a sanatorium has been Palmer Foster’s proffer commitment, where you’ll find him doing whatever is asked of him.

Many of those

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Driving change


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