Nevada considers cutting dental budget amid economic shortfall

Nevada dentists might face budget cuts during the state legislature's session to repair Nevada's $1.2 billion shortfall, according to NBC's KRNV.

"The Nevada Dental Association understands the financial crisis currently facing the state, but has serious concerns about the steep cuts that are proposed and being considered during the 2020 special session of the Nevada Legislature," said Mark Funke, DDS, president of the Nevada Dental Association. "Some of the most problematic cuts are the sweeping cuts to Medicaid that will result in complete elimination of services provided in this state. As medical providers, we see first-hand the damage that can be done when a patient's health is neglected."

There are more than 2,000 dentists in Nevada, according to the Nevada Dental Association. Statewide, dental practices employ a total of 10,000 employees.

No bills have been passed that cut medical expenses thus far.

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