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March 22, 1991
National Health Care Systems Inc., which operates DentiCare, a prepaid dental plan, said Tuesday that it was awarded a contract worth up to $383,000 to provide dental insurance coverage for two years for members of the Food Employees and Bakery and Confectionery Benefit Fund. Beginning April 1, Denticare will offer dental services to the union's 1,500 members in Southern California through Denticare's new Alliance 2000 plan.
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BUSINESS
December 9, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
Delta Dental Plan of California won a five-year renewal of a contract, valued at about $1 billion, with the Department of Defense to provide dental benefits to military retirees and their families. The agreement is effective May 1, the San Francisco-based company said. The Defense Department's Tricare Retiree Dental Program has about 650,000 participants. The contract reduces the mandatory enrollment period and the waiting period for full benefits to a year.
BUSINESS
August 8, 1997 | (Dow Jones)
SafeGuard Health Enterprises Inc. acquired all of the shares of Consumers Life Insurance Co. of North Carolina, a private dental indemnity insurance company. Terms weren't disclosed. SafeGuard, a health care marketing company, said it acquired licenses to operate in 16 states as part of the transaction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2012 | By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
Crystal Ann Baker isn't a dentist, but she fills cavities, pulls teeth and even performs children's root canals. Baker, who treats low-income patients in St. Paul, Minn., is among the nation's first dental therapists - an innovative and controversial health position intended to fill socioeconomic and geographic gaps in dental care. With nearly 17 million children nationwide lacking dental care and health reform expected to increase demand, California and other states are exploring similar models to expand the dental workforce, setting the stage for a series of battles with dentist organizations that warn that patient safety is at stake.
BUSINESS
September 30, 1997 | Barbara Marsh, Barbara Marsh covers health care for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7762 and at barbara.marsh@latimes.com
Dencharge Corp. is showing the competition its teeth. Eyeing intensifying competition, the Anaheim company is redoubling efforts to make patients aware of CareCredit--its credit card for dental, chiropractic and even veterinary care. The company offers its financing through 20,000 practices in those fields across the country. It says it frees practitioners from worries over bill collection by promising to cover patient charges two days after the appointment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
A citizens committee has received 50 applications from candidates interested in becoming Thousand Oaks' next city manager. The five-member search committee, reviewing resumes from as far away as Colorado and Texas, is expected to narrow the list to no more than a dozen people for interviews early next month. Compensation for the city's top administrator, who oversees a staff of nearly 500, will range from about $122,000 to more than $183,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1993
The Bellflower school board has voted 3-2 to provide health care benefits to any departing board member who has served at least 12 years. Under the new policy, which the board approved recently, eligible board members will continue to receive a full package of medical, vision and dental insurance from the date of their departure until they turn 65.
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