Dental Work in the ER: The MA Pull to Extract It

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Judith Jones, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Since severe cuts were made in 2010 to MassHealth adult dental benefits, more Commonwealth residents have turned to emergency rooms, where the pain from tooth and gum ailments is addressed, but the cause often goes untreated…

Expert quote:

“Most of the studies that have documented this have suggested that it’s young adults who have the largest increases. But what we found was when you looked on a percentage basis, it was really older adults and seniors who had the largest increases.”

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