Law Passed to Improve Dental Coverage 

State House ceremonies were held today to celebrate the signing of some new legislation. One bill in that was signed by Governor Baldacci will help to improve dental coverage for children.LD 1773 takes away the restrictions on when a kids are eligible to get dental coverage. The law give parents the ability to choose dental coverage for their child at birth or during open and annual enrollment periods.Jonathan Shenkin, a pediatric dentist, says this help Maine kids get the dental care they need. “What this actually does is provide thousands of children in Maine who have private dental coverage the ability to access dental care when they’re supposed to which is age 1 for early preventive care.”For more information on that bill, as well as others that have been passed, you can go to