Saturday, May 08, 2004

Fluoridated New York City:

"The need for dental care is especially acute among impoverished children, who have 60 percent more untreated cavities than their peers at higher socioeconomic levels. Last year the van?s dental team provided over 10,000 visits to more than 5,000 children in areas with limited access to oral health care"

"Eighty percent of the children had no dental coverage and were treated free of charge. The children ranged in age from 2 to 14..."