Blog Posts By: Tanya Dorf Brunner

KanCare Offers New Hope for Kansas’ Poorest Adults

April 18, 2013

People often talk about the importance of access to health care. At Oral Health Kansas, we believe access to oral health care is of critical importance for all Kansans, and we believe one of the keys is ensuring people have a way to pay for dental services. In January 2013, the Kansas Medicaid program transitioned […]

Oral Health Budget Cuts Impact Health of All Kansans

November 16, 2011

On August 31 of this year Kyle Willis, a single dad and aspiring paralegal in Cincinnati, Ohio, died from an infection in his tooth that went to his brain. He did not have dental insurance, so when his toothache became severe, he sought relief in the emergency room. The doctors there could do nothing for […]


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