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Dentists fighting tooth and nail land in Hillsborough court over practice, property

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After a dispute destroyed the relationship between two Tampa business partners, one is now in court asking to dissolve their joint dental business. Mark Goodnight and Dwight Sanjuan are equal partners of Goodnight-Sanjuan, a company founded in 2005. The company owns a property at 3223 S. Dale Mabry Highway that is home to the partners’ dental practice. Both Goodnight and Sanjuan work out of the office as well as at another location in Tampa. Goodnight specializes in orthodontics, while Sanjuan…

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Controversial dental bill clears Senate, now heads to governor

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A bill that may change how Medicaid programs provide dental care to children is headed to the governor. The Florida Senate on Monday voted 35-2 to approve a measure (HB 819) could remove dental services from the list of minimum benefits under the state’s Medicaid managed care plans. Among other things, the bill requires the Agency for Health Care Administration to implement a statewide Medicaid prepaid dental health plans. It also calls for the state to prepare a report looking…

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Most Florida legislators say yes to free or deeply discounted health, dental benefits

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While they are hesitant to implement Obamacare provisions and expand access to health care, Florida legislators overwhelmingly tap into the benefits made available to them either for free or deeply discounted rates. Thirty-six of Florida’s 40 state senators are enrolled in the state health insurance plan and 39 of them enroll in the dental plan, which is free, information from the Office of Legislative Services shows. In the House of Representatives, 106 of the members enroll in the state group…

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