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Medicare Coverage of Dental Care Following Radiation Treatment and Chemotherapy

By Sally Hart Wilson & Jamie L. Wyman

Radiation treatment and chemotherapy prescribed for individuals with oral, head, and neck cancers can cause serious dental problems. Medicare’s restrictive dental coverage usually results in a denial of coverage for dental care to correct problems following and caused by radiation treatment and chemotherapy. A carefully planned challenge offers Medicare beneficiaries a chance nevertheless to obtain Medicare coverage.

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