Thursday, July 24 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:15:02 GMT
Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.More >>
A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and...More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:19:27 GMT
A Megabus traveling from Atlanta to New Orleans encountered a mechanical issue and had to stop near Tuskegee Thursday afternoon. Associate Director of Corporate Affairs Sean Hughes says the driver pulledMore >>
Megabus passengers were temporarily stranded in Tuskegee Thursday afternoon after the bus they were traveling in encountered a mechanical issue. This is the third bus to break down in central Alabama this month. More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:30 GMT
At the request of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, ASU Board of Trustees Chairman Elton Dean announced Thursday in an emotional radio interview that he is resigning. Trustee Marvin Wiggins says he's not leaving.More >>
At the request of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, ASU Board of Trustees Chairman Elton Dean announced Thursday in an emotional radio interview that he is resigning. Trustee Marvin Wiggins says he's not leaving. More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:55:14 GMT
The alleged murder weapon (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Dallas County officials are confirming the arrest of a family member in connection to a homicide.Eddie Mixon, 58, is charged with murdering his own brother, 53-year-old Stanley Mixon.Mixon is being heldMore >>
It's the first murder for Dallas County this year, and this one allegedly involves a man fatally shooting his younger brother.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Dr. David Cawley with Dental Concepts, LLC on Carmichael Road in Montgomery sees about 200 patients a week including medicaid patients that the recent pew study shows many dentists won't accept.
"I'm getting Medicaid patients that are driving 50 to 60 miles one way who are on the outskirts that are needing to find a private practice or a group setting office that will accept," Dr. Cawley said.
Dentists cite multiple factors for why, including low reimbursement rates and burdensome administrative procedures.
"[Officials need] to make sure that the compensation is enough where the dentists who is serving the poor and the under served will not go out of business," Dr. Cawley said.
Alabama's under served population is what puts the state high on the list at number three. The study reveals 24% of the state's residents live in shortage areas and have limited expectation of receiving dental care. Dr. Cawley believes one reason for the decline in dentists is the high debt associated with dental school and little to no incentive for becoming a dentist.