Friday, September 18, 2009

Fulton Sun

Missouri is 80% fluoridated: "In 2005, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services released the Show Me Your Smile study, highlighting dental health in Missouri's youth. It found that 55 percent of third grade children had cavities and 27 percent of those children needed treatment for that."

Local dentists refused Medicaid patients so "She settled on ReachOut Healthcare America, the Phoenix-based company focused on serving schools where a large number of children are economically disadvantaged. Using a dentist based out of Kansas City, it filled 27 elementary students' cavities in two days at South Callaway."