Thursday, November 13, 2008

USC Dentists Turn Toothaches into Smiles :

USC Dentists Turn Toothaches into Smiles :

Madera, California has been fluoridated since 2002

"twelve of [six-year-old] Juan Escovedo’s teeth have cavities on them"

"Many of the children that the team treated were in urgent need of major work."

"The number of students who had serious dental problems were higher than in previous years, according to MUSD’s Student Health Assistant Bernadette Sanchez who says 80-90% of the students selected for the program this year were put into the most urgent of four categories."

"Many of the students treated this year required a pulp treatment, which is needed if the child has major tooth decay, says Bell Gardens Elementary’s Nurse Rosemary Rodriguez."