Friday, March 02, 2007 | Dental program to help area needy | Dental program to help area needy:

Virginia is 94% fluoridated:

"As many as 2 million Virginians lack dental insurance, Dickinson said.

The Charlottesville Free Clinic has a waiting list of more than 450 area residents seeking dental care, said Erika Viccellio, executive director of the clinic.

“That’s probably just scratching the surface,” she said. “Those are the ones who know they can call us. We’ve not been able to keep up with the demand.”

In a 2005 survey conducted by MACAA, dental care for low-income children and adults was listed as the region’s top area of need."