Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Citizens For Missouri's Children < Library

Citizens For Missouri's Children < Library:

In 81% fluoridated Missouri where grant money was used for pamphlets, advertising and other fluoridation expenses :

"Dental Care Availability

* 71% of Missouri dentists do not take MC /Medicaid patients at all.8
* 38% of Missouri's 115 counties have no dentist willing to accept MC /Medicaid patients.9
* CMC conducted a telephone survey in the St. Louis area in February 2000 using a Department of Social Services list of MC /Medicaid dental providers. Only 30% of the dentists in private practice from the list were actually accepting any MC /Medicaid.10"