Maine’s dental care expansion will bring health and economic benefits

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Commencing Friday, additional than 200,000 small-cash flow Mainers will have accessibility to comprehensive dental treatment as a result of the state’s general public overall health coverage program.

The new MaineCare dental reward, which is the consequence of yrs of work by advocates, medical and dental suppliers and lawmakers, signifies that tens of thousands of Maine inhabitants can now get care that will increase their wellbeing, employment and general wellbeing, and probably preserve the point out money in the very long operate.

“Dental well being is an vital portion of all round health,” Gov. Janet Mills stated in a push release before in the week. “Providing preventive and plan dental care will not only increase the health and wellness of hundreds of countless numbers of Maine persons, but it will also preserve income in the extensive-run by avoiding the will need for costly crisis treatment.”