Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Local conference tackles medical inequalities -

Dentists claim fluoridation helps the poor; but the real problem is that dentists neglect the poor. Connecticut is a fluoridation mandated state.

"'In Windham County, there are about 12,400 children on HUSKY health insurance and there is not a single pediatric dentist who will take that type of insurance,' said Arvind Shaw, executive director of Generations Family Health Center, which cares for patients regardless of their ability to pay. "