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Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?

For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.


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HealthWatch: Medical Credit Cards Can Cause Financial Headaches

Can’t pay your vet, dentist or doctor bill? More and more health care providers are now offering patients third-party financing in the form of a medical credit card. But consumer advocates warn the cards can have painful consequences.


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HealthWatch: Drug Helps Counteract Numbness From Dental Work

Bay Area dental patients that don’t like dealing with a day of face numbness may be in luck thanks to a drug that promises to counteract the local anesthetic that dentists use.


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San Jose Water District To Vote On Fluoridation

he largest water district in Silicon Valley is set to vote on whether to support fluoridation of its drinking water.


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Thousands Line Up In Oakland For Free Health Clinic

Thousands of people looking for health services made their way to the Oakland Coliseum for a free four-day health clinic.