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Lane Community College scores grant to support dental services for HIV patients

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Lane Community College has received an $89,000 grant towards providing dental care for people with HIV.

LCC has worked with HIV Alliance for fifteen years, and is contracted to provide fillings, crowns, dentures, and more services to over 220 patients.

LCC’s Dental Clinic Coordinator Nadine Batya said many long-term HIV survivors are aging.

“…and they’re seeing some of the health challenges that come along with that, including dentistry.  So it’s a unique relationship that the LCC dental clinic has been able to offer Oregonians.  We see people traveling from across the whole state to take advantage of that incredible resource.” 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issues the grants. The goal is to help institutions with accredited dental programs cover costs from providing care to HIV patients.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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