Saturday, November 06, 2004

The Craig Daily Press: Health checks lead to 161 referrals:

The city of Craig, Colorado, is fluoridated to 1 part per million (1 ppm)

"Of the nearly 1,000 students who underwent dental screenings in October, 144 were referred to immediate full-scale services because they showed visible decay.
'What concerns me the most is this is just visible decay,' Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition Director Debbie Harmon said. 'There are more forms (of decay) that can be found with X-rays. This is real serious."

"Many are either insured by Medicaid, which no dentist in Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt, Grand or Jackson counties will accept, or they're not insured at all."