Friday, September 08, 2006

JS Online:Dental program expanding:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is fluoridated:

"Advanced tooth decay in children as young as 3, gum disease and oral abscesses are commonplace, said Pam Prenger, a public health hygienist for Madre Angela Dental Clinic who is at Metcalfe School."

"'Children in extreme poverty have little or no access to dental services,' said Pfeffer, who added that the number of children they see with advanced tooth decay - about 63% - is unheard of in private practice dentistry."