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Sutter agrees to extend dental surgery program
Sacramento Bee

Sacramento County’s latest dental-care crisis appears to have been averted for now during a meeting Monday at the Capitol.

Convened by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, the gathering brought together community health leaders, representatives from Sutter Medical Center, other care systems, dentists, anesthesiologists and advocates for oral health care policy.

The stakeholders hammered out a short-term solution to ensure that developmentally disabled adults and children have access to oral health care that often requires full anesthesia for the special-needs patients.