Dentists Fail Arizona Residents
in Arizona, Emergency Rooms are the go-to treatment option for more than 45,000 people with dental problems from 2010 to 2015.
The state’s Medicaid program (the taxpayers) picked up the tab for 41 percent of these cases — nearly 19,000 visits. At an average of $749 per visit, that’s quite a chunk of public dollars going to treat something that could be prevented at a dentist’s office for about a third of the cost.
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