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The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...More >>
The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions were subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.More >>
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Ukraine's armed forces say they have caused heavy casualties among pro-Russian separatist forces, although their overall advance quelling the rebel resistance remains haphazard and faltering.More >>
The first trucks in a Russian aid convoy crossed into eastern Ukraine on Friday, seemingly without Kiev's approval, after more than a week's delay amid suspicions the mission was being used as a cover for an...More >>
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.