A new company called DentaQuest was recently contracted out by the state to oversee its Medicaid dental program. The company is trying to control costs by cutting the biggest providers of Medicaid dental services. An estimated 150 to 200 Idaho dentists received letters in the mail stating they will no longer be reimbursed to provide services to Medicaid patients effective November 1. Despite these cut backs, the Milan Institute dental clinics at the Nampa and Boise campuses will still be able to care for Medicaid patients.
The first Milan Institute dental clinic opened at the Boise school in August 2005, and the Nampa school clinic opened in December 2009. The clinics offer comprehensive general dentistry performed by board certified dentists and dental hygienists. Services such as dental cleanings, fillings, crowns, partials and dentures are available. The purpose of the clinics are to assist uninsured families by providing dental procedures using a sliding scale, discounted fee schedule based on verified income as well as accepting Medicaid. In addition to serving the community, the clinics also help to train students of the Dental Assistant program at Milan Institute. All dental professionals of the Milan Institute clinics are dedicated to providing excellent dental care in an educational environment. For more information, please contact the Nampa dental clinic at 1021 West Hemingway, Nampa, Idaho, (208) 465-3888 and the Boise dental clinic at 8590 West Fairview Avenue, Boise, Idaho, (208) 472-2020.
Currently, the Milan Institute Boise location offers the following accredited programs: Dental Assistant, Medical Assisting, Administrative Medical Assistant, Healthcare Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, Massage Therapy and Esthetician. The Nampa school offers Medical Assisting, Administrative Medical Assistant and Massage Therapy programs. Both campuses have day and evening class schedules, and financial aid is available to those who qualify. Milan’s faculty offers academic credentials with years of training or work experience in their areas of specialization. The schools’ administrative staff is committed to providing the individual student attention necessary to achieve success in the fields of healthcare, skin care and massage therapy. In addition, both locations provide career services assistance to all of their graduates to assist them with their new job search.
Milan Institute has been preparing students for the workforce since 1985 and has 18 campuses located throughout the western United States. Milan Institute in Boise and Nampa is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET). ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. For more information, contact Milan Institute in Boise at (208) 672-9500, Milan Institute in Nampa at (208) 461-0616 or go to www.MilanInstitute.edu.