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Dental coverage is expanding, but there still aren’t enough dentists

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Dr. Ratrice Jackson drills out a cavity for a patient lying down in a dentist's chair.

At a free dental clinic day put on by Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Dr. Ratrice Jackson drills out a cavity. Hundreds lined up to get treatment at this event in 2018 since Tennessee does not provide dental coverage to most adult Medicaid patients. Blake Farmer/WPLN News

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Expanding Medicaid dental coverage means finding more dentists to handle the work

by Blake Farmer Feb 28, 2022
Dental schools may need to train more students to keep up with demand in Tennessee.

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