Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Allegany County Community Access Program Receives Premier Cares Award:

"In Virginia, few dentists accept pediatric patients covered by Medicaid"

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Fort Morgan Times - Today's Headlines:

Colorado is 75% fluoridated:

"In Colorado, only 26.5 percent of children enrolled in Medicaid received any dental services in 2001. The number isn't surprising when the state Medicaid program spends just one percent on dental services for children and adults."
Wichita Eagle | 01/22/2005 | Sebelius still won't propose school finance plan:

"Dentist shortage hurts poor, rural Kansans

Poor Kansans and rural communities lack adequate dental services and the problem will get worse if the state doesn't do something, according to the Kansas Health Institute."
Hendricks County Flyer:

Indiana is 95% fluoridated:

"Some children dread visiting the dentist every six months, while others don't get the chance. Instead, they suffer from tooth and mouth discomfort because their families are unable to afford recommended dental care."

Sunday, January 23, 2005


Saturday, January 22, 2005

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Crawfordsville and most of Montgomery Counry, Indiana, is fluoridated:

“I see tons of decay in Montgomery County, especially in the rural areas,” Winn said.
OCR Article

"In surveys conducted in Wyoming, Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI project), higher levels of dental disease correlated with counties having the least access to dental care."

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Charlotte Observer | 01/16/2005 | Give Kids a Smile Day opens door to dental care:

"In Cabarrus County, (NC) during the 2003-04 school year, 20 percent of kindergartners had untreated dental disease. Statewide, one out of every four children had untreated dental disease that affected their health and ability to learn."
North Carolina Dental Professionals Team Up to Treat Needy Children:

North Carolina, 85% fluoridated:

"'There are tens of thousands of disadvantaged children in our state who have only limited access to regular oral care,' " ADA News from the American Dental Association: "

Washington DC is fluoridated:

'Our volunteers have been able to see face-to-face the desperate need, and realize that these children really don't have any way to obtain dental care. "

Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - Health - Dental Programs Aims To Help Keep Kids' Teeth Healthy:

Chicago, Illinois, is fluoridated:

"'There's a great unmet need in Chicago,' said Robert Klaus of Chicago-based Oral Health America. 'Last September, we did a survey of Chicago dentists. We found only a quarter of the dentists were willing to treat Medicaid or Child KidCare patients.'"

Monday, January 17, 2005

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Boston, Massachusetts, is fluoridated:

"...large numbers of children showing up at the ER presenting
with nontraumatic dental complaints or what really
amounted to untreated dental cavities. “It just struck me as
a little odd that these kids would come to the ER for their
dental pains rather than seeking out a dentist or a dental
clinic,” he says. But these were not cases of simple
toothaches. According to Dorfman, these kids were walking
in with significant amounts of tooth decay and sometimes
mouthfuls of cavities."
Growing need for allied sciences

“As the complexity of the field grew, dentistry, which was a science of oral health, broke away from medicine. In the US especially, it has grown as a cosmetic or an aesthetic profession.

We treat much more than a patient’s teeth; we treat the overall look. “

Saturday, January 15, 2005

MetroWest Daily News - Local News Coverage:

Marlborough, Massachusetts, is fluoridated:

"From that experience, we noticed a large population of students who were not being treated for economic reasons," Poras said

"'All the school nurses had seen children in need of dental care,' said Ann May, health services coordinator for Marlborough public schools. 'Not many dentists locally accept children with MassHealth insurance.' "

Thursday, January 13, 2005

The Digital Courier: Dental program suffers setback:

Fluoridation serves no purpose when Medicaid dental care is cut off.
Rutherford County, North Carolina is fluoridated:

"In Rutherford County, 34 percent of children in kindergarten have untreated dental problems"

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Pediatric Dental Care in CHIP and Medicaid: Paying for What Kids Need, Getting Value for State Payments:

"However, disease rates among low-income children in fluoridated areas continue to be high relative to rates among children in more affluent households."

Thursday, January 06, 2005

MetroWest Daily News - Local News Coverage:

Marlborough, Massachusetts, is fluoridated

"Studies have shown the state's poor children often do not receive dental treatment and, as a result, suffer more cavities and untreated tooth decay."

Wednesday, January 05, 2005 | 01/05/05 | News Story:

Binghampton, New York, is fluoridated:

"'There is such a need for dental services for children,' said program administrator Lucy Hiffner."

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

CourierPress: News:

Evansville, Indiana, is fluoridated:

"All of Graciela's front teeth would have to be surgically removed. Possibly a few back molars could be saved with crowns. Although the baby teeth will be replaced by permanent teeth, Dr. Edge wasn't sure what condition to expect them to be in."
Naples Daily News: Health:

Naples, Florida, is fluoridated:

"Its first stop was Golden Gate Elementary School, where 118 third-graders were screened. Eighty-five percent had two or more cavities, and 80 percent had never been to a dentist."

Saturday, January 01, 2005

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ICNR Slide Presentation ~ Water Fluoridation

"1992 study in Tucson, Arizona of 26,000 elementary school children found that the more fuoride a child consumes, the more cavities appear in the teeth. Study conducated by University of Arizona headed by professor emeritus Cornelius Steelink"