CINCINNATI, Ohio — It’s no secret that families in many parts of the country are dealing with the health and financial challenges of the Affordable Care Act.
But there’s one thing that most of us are unaware of: what to do when your doctor is not available.
That’s because most doctors are on strike, and there’s a lack of staff in many hospitals to help care for patients who can’t afford the treatment they need.
That’s why Dr. Jennifer Culver is on the front lines of the health care battle that has been going on for a couple of months in her family dentist’s practice in Culver City, Pennsylvania.
The situation has brought Culver back to the city, where she has a different perspective on how to care for her patients.
“It’s a hard situation,” Culver said.
“But I feel it’s important for us to have our doctor on the phone.”
Culver is one of more than 60,000 dentists nationwide who are working on strike for the third consecutive day.
The strikes have hit dentists across the country, from Detroit to Pittsburgh, from San Francisco to Seattle.
Dentists are now making up the majority of patients in their practice.
In the last couple of years, dental schools across the nation have been forced to hire staff to serve as dental assistants, or DAs, or to provide dental care to patients in hospitals and nursing homes.
These DAs are the people who do most of the paperwork for patients and are in charge of scheduling appointments, scheduling tests and filling prescriptions.
The DAs also help patients determine when they can go to see their dentist, which can mean waiting weeks or months for an appointment.
“We are very, very busy,” Culmer said.
“The only way that we’re going to get this done is if we have a DAs in the practice, and if they are there on the day of the visit.
We can’t do this without them,” she added.
This year, Culver’s family dentist had a full schedule of appointments scheduled.
But because of the strike, Culmer says her practice is closing, and she’s not even sure when the next appointment will be.
“There’s no one to pick up and deliver these prescriptions to,” Culman said.
And so Culver has been taking the extra step of finding a DA.
“I went to see Dr. [David] J. Fenno,” Culvers said.
Fenna is the chairman of the American Dental Association and has worked in the field of dentistry for 20 years.
“He’s the one that will look over the schedule.
He will see that we have to get to work early and have this done.”
Cultivating relationships with dentists on strike is important, Fennow said, because it can make the difference between patients being able to get the dental care they need or getting the services they want.
Fennow says the strikes are important because they help dentists keep their practice open, because they can help dentistry stay in business, and because they have the power to set dental policies and procedures.
Fynow said this is especially important for the working class and lower-income patients who are often left with no other options.
“This is something that’s been on our minds for years,” Fennote said.
“[It’s] a way of working with our patients and keeping them engaged.”
Fenno is also the president of the Pennsylvania Dental Medical Association.
And like Culver, he is working to find a DDA.
“What I really want to do is to help the DAs come in and make the appointment as quick as possible,” Fynot said.
Fynow says he’s trying to get a DFA who can schedule the appointments with a schedule that includes a dentist from another state, a patient who is traveling, and a patient that has a disability.
Fenot said that while the strikes have been happening, the association has had no problems scheduling appointments.
He said that because of this, he thinks the strike is an important way to communicate with the DDA and the DA will be on board.
“That’s a really good message to send,” Fenot added.
“I think the DGA is aware of that and we’re really going to try to make it work.”
Fenow is also working with the American Dentist Association, the Association of Dental Students, and other dental organizations to find ways to stay in contact with the patients who have been affected by the strike.
He’s also planning to go on strike again next week, but said that there’s still a chance that it could be postponed.
“If we can stay together, then hopefully it will be a short one,” Fens said.
Culvers says she’s prepared for the worst.
“There are going to be some bad days, but the