Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Super-clinic finds super-need in L.A. region - Los Angeles Times

In fluoridated Los Angeles, California: "On Tuesday, the turnout was so large that hundreds had to be turned away.

'We're short-handed,' said the mobile clinic's founder, Stan Brock. About 100 dentists were needed, but only about 30 showed up Tuesday."

'Demand for dental care was very high, coming weeks after the state ended adult dental services for the poor."

'Going to the dentist or getting a mammogram is a "luxury" now, she said. 'It's not deadbeats and people who just want a handout here. That's not the reality today. There are no jobs.'"