Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Press & Sun-Bulletin Newspaper Archive - Purchase articles from pressconnects.com:

Binghamton, NY, is fluoridated:

" LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Lack of dental care painful
June 15, 2006

I have been working with children and families for a number of years. I have worked with children and adolescents who have never been to the dentist because they cannot afford the cost. The children I have worked with suffer unbelievable pain each day. They do not have parents or insurance companies who will pay for dental work nor orthodontics. There are so many people in our country suffering each day for the lack of dental treatment. Why is it so expensive? Why are so many people suffering"

Friday, June 23, 2006

Australia is 75% fluoridated:

On Australia's 50th anniversary of fluoridation, tooth decay is rising

Dentists ache at decaying numbers

"Dubbo's shortage of dentists is threatening local oral health, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) has warned. Dental decay rates have risen for the first time in 30 years according to the ADA, which yesterday told the Daily Liberal there simply were not enough dentists in regional areas. The warning comes the day after the 50th anniversary of water fluoridation, ..."
The Gisborne Herald Online:

All public water supplies in Tairawhiti, New Zealand, are fluoridated*

"TAIRAWHITI’s high rate of tooth decay in young children is once again on the increase, with around 60 percent of five-year-olds having some form of decay."


Saturday, June 17, 2006

ER's Pushed to the Brink:

Danbury, Connecticut, is fluoridated:

"There's not a day goes by that we don't see patients with dental problems,'' Koobatian said. "But we don't have a dentist in our ER."

Friday, June 09, 2006

The Capital Times:

Wisconsin is 89% fluoridated:

"'Almost half of Wisconsin children enrolled in Head Start are experiencing tooth decay, while one in four have untreated tooth decay with some needed urgent oral health care.'"

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Green Bay Press-Gazette - Proposal aims at better dental care for Medicaid recipients:

Wisconsin is 89% fluoridated:

"11,243 Medicaid patients of all ages sought treatment in a hospital emergency department for dental problems from Oct. 1, 2004, through Sept. 30, 2005."

" poor children too often receive dental care in hospital emergency rooms because dentists don't want to accept Medicaid patients."