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After a terrible disaster, dental health may be the last thing on many people's minds. However, one of the steps people should take toward getting their lives back in order following a terrible event is to make sure that they have access to the healthcare they need, including dental care. Because of this, Aetna Dental Access and the rest of the Aetna healthcare system is working to make sure that residents of West, Texas have everything they need following the deadly fertilizer plant explosion.
"Our deepest sympathies and concerns are with the people of West, Texas, following this terrible event," Aetna Chairman, CEO and President Mark Bertolini, said in a statement. "Aetna is already at work helping those affected get the help they need to move forward from this disaster."
The company will be utilizing Aetna Behavioral Health Employee Assistance Program professionals, who will be available to answer the phone to make sure that members and non-members alike get the care they need.
According to the American Dental Association, all dentists should be prepared to help out in case of a disaster. The ADA recommends that all dentists name and train an employee in their practice to act as the first line of defense in an emergency.
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