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Baltimore Co. accepting Medicaid for dental services

Clinics also feature new digital X-ray machines

By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun

8:22 PM EDT, May 2, 2012

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Baltimore County's dental clinics can now accept Medicaid, and patients will find better equipment when they visit.

The county — which has clinics at the Eastern Family Resource Center in Rosedale and the Liberty Family Resource Center in Randallstown — can take Medicaid for children and pregnant women. Officials including County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Del. John Olszewski Jr. visited the Rosedale clinic this week to see the dental program's new digital X-ray equipment.

The machines expose patients to a third of the radiation that a traditional X-ray machine does, health officials said. They also will save $1,700 a year because the county will no longer have to pay for X-ray film and development chemicals.

The dental program also serves senior citizens. In addition, the county offers a referral service for uninsured county residents who meet certain financial eligibility requirements. For more information on services, call 410-887-2781.

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