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Permit us an editorial comment: Congratulations Sarrell Dental Centers! A bill awaiting Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s signature could resolve a dispute between leaders of Alabama’s dental profession and Sarrell.
Sarrell Dental, a fast-growing chain of nonprofit dental clinics based in Alabama, is declaring victory in a dispute with leaders of the state’s dental profession after lawmakers approved Sarrell’s version of a bill regarding who has oversight over the company.
A bill awaiting Gov. Robert Bentley’s signature could resolve a dispute between leaders of Alabama’s dental profession and a non-profit corporation that has quickly grown into a giant by providing teeth cleanings, fillings and other basic care for thousands of low-income Alabamians.
State lawmakers passed legislation Thursday clarifying the legal status of an Anniston-based nonprofit dental clinic that serves underprivileged children and ensuring it will be properly regulated… “The passage of our bill is a huge victory for the children of Alabama and Sarrell Dental,” said Jeffery Parker, CEO of Sarrell. “Our bill passed because of the overwhelming support of the citizens of our state, the fairness of our legislators and the approval of the silent majority of Alabama dentists. The passage of this bill will not change one single thing as far as how we operate our not for profit, clinically, organizationally or strategically.”
…A recent study found that children on Medicaid were 38 times more likely to be denied any appointment by dentists who were not enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program
Text messages may not be more effective than voice messages in reminding pediatric patients and their caregivers of appointments, researchers reported in a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.
New legislation that would give the Alabama dental board oversight of nonprofit dental clinics — including Sarrell Dental, the largest provider of Medicaid services in the state — is being discussed by state legislators in a public hearing today.
State legislation is on the table to clarify the legal status of the Anniston-based nonprofit Sarrell Dental Clinic and ensure it is properly regulated.
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