Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Like pulling teeth: East Naples dental clinic caters to needy kids from across Florida � Naples Daily News
“'It was supposed to be seven (teeth pulled) but this was an emergency so they had to take them out now,'...Alexis’ situation became an emergency when her teeth began to hurt her."
Monday, August 24, 2009
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Thursday, August 20, 2009
Feds put the bite on dental health in Tasmania - Local News - News - Health - The Examiner Newspaper
Thursday, August 13, 2009
"Dental care is a huge need in the community," said Brantz Roszel, chief executive of Suncoast Health. "By partnering with as many groups as we can, we will be able to crack the ice and access the communities."
"Half of the county's 141,100 children living below the federal poverty level have tooth decay, according to state statistics from 2005, the most recent year available."
""There are children out there in chronic pain," said Dr. Ervin Cerveny, a dentist with Suncoast Health. "I see rampant decay, abscesses, you name it. It can weaken the immune system and make them prone to other infections."
Lack of access to dental care is mostly to blame, Cerveny said."
"he was disappointed in the dearth of volunteers among local providers — specifically dentists and optometrists — which made it hard to provide services for all comers."
"For the second day in a row, thousands of people lined up on Wednesday — starting after midnight and snaking into the early hours — for free dental, medical and vision services, courtesy of a nonprofit group that more typically provides mobile health care for the rural poor."
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This humanitarian program provided free dental care to approximately 1,300 patients of all ages who might not otherwise have afforded the essential services provided.
'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.'"
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
"Collazos agreed, describing the teeth of many of the children she's seen in Cocoa [Florida], so far, as 'horrible.' Although the water in the area contains fluoride...the No. 1 infection in (school-age) children is dental, as these infections work their way down to the bone and abscess.'"
Today, a similar eight-day effort starts in Los Angeles. In April, a free New Haven dental clinic held by Connecticut Mission of Mercy drew a couple of thousand of uninsured and under-insured residents. One Glastonbury dentist greeted the line in tears. He said it's heartbreaking that people in the second-richest state in the nation must line up for dental care at 7 p.m. the night before. At last year's Mission of Mercy, organizers had to turn away people by 7 a.m. the first day."
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 09, 2009
"the line of cars trying to get in was a mile long...Most of the people still inching up to the guards also wanted to see dentists. [After they already met their daily quota]"
Saturday, August 08, 2009
* Brown, white, or black discoloration of teeth or
* Joint pain or
* Kidney problems (severe) or
* Stomach ulcer—Sodium fluoride may make these conditions worse"
Thursday, August 06, 2009
"It is difficult to understand, but government agencies that are charged with caring for poor adults and their children do not provide dental care for those adults."
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
In the United States where most water supplies has been fluoridated for over 6 decades "More than 65 percent of adolescents from lower-income families in the United States have experienced dental caries in their permanent teeth, and more than 25 percent still have lesions that need to be treated."
Sunday, August 02, 2009
``It is really sad to see a child in pain when it is a problem that is easily treated,'' she says."
"Over the past two years, Utset-Ward has treated more than 5,000 students and found that 58 percent of the children have dental problems, such as cavities, gingivitis and decay. Children with problems are referred to their own dentists, but statistics showed that only 9 percent were fully treated, 24 percent were partially treated and 67 percent were not treated at all."