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Medi-Cal dental coverage to be partially restored, but not until May
The Mercury News

LeAna Powell, already missing two front teeth, has so much pain from several molars that she pops pain pills routinely and tries to eat only soft food. She thought it would be OK to munch some popcorn, but when she tried it a few days ago, a chunk of a back tooth fell out. “That’s the most embarrassing thing,” said the 29-year-old Oakland resident. “The first thing you want to do is cover your mouth and go home. You think, ‘Oh my god, what do my teeth look like now?’”