Sunday, June 30, 2013

900 received emergency dental care despite fluoridation

Free Dental Care Given to 966 Patients in [fluoridated] Lake Geneva on Friday - Milwaukee dental health | The people in line for free treatment had driven to Lake Geneva from [fluoridation state-mandated]  Illinois, [fluoridated] Green Bay, [fluoridated] Wausau and many other areas around the state [which is 88% fluoridated]. The first person in line had arrived at 7:10 a.m. Thursday morning and reported being sunburned from being outside all day.

There are expected to be even more people in line for free dental care this morning.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Oral Health Crisis in 88% fluoridated Wisconsin

Wisconsin is 88% fluoridated - Update from WDA Mission of Mercy clinic floor: By the time this two-day event at Badger High School closes Saturday, roughly 2,000 people will have received about $1 million in charity care from more than 1,200 volunteers, including dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, Marquette University School of Dentistry students and community helpers.

A large number of people in Walworth County work in the service industry, often at minimum wage and without benefits. MOM is a moving, real-life illustration of the urgent need for Wisconsin to make “Healthy Choices” to help remove barriers to oral health care for its citizens.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fluoridation & Organized Dentistry Lead the US to a Dental Health Crisis

ERs seeing increase of people visiting with dental problems - American Dental Association -

More people are heading to the emergency room with dental problems, an increase largely driven by young adults who don't have dental benefits, according to the ADA Health Policy Resources Center.
The number of dental emergency room visits in the U.S. increased from 1.1 million in 2000 to 2.1 million in 2010, according to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. The survey also showed dental ER visits as a percent of total ER visits increasing from 1.06 percent in 2000 to 1.65 percent in 2010—a change HPRC cites as statistically significant. 

Based on various estimates on the average cost of a dental ED visit, it cost the health care system anywhere from $867 million to $2.1 billion to treat dental conditions in hospital emergency rooms in 2010, according to HPRC.
Without further interventions from policymakers, dental [ER] visits are likely to increase in the future, straining our health care system and increasing overall health care costs," the research brief said. "Now more than ever, innovative solutions are needed to improve access and oral health."

Monday, June 03, 2013

Despite fluoridation, 900 get Mission of Mercy dental care

Lincoln, Rhode Island is fluoridated: Over 900 attend Mission of Mercy at CCRI's Flanagan campus - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England

 "I went to an oral surgeon they were going to charge me over twelve hundred dollars to extract it and I don't have insurance," said Charbonneau.

 "You hear their stories, where they've come from, how patiently they've waited, not only in line, but months on end with pain, swelling, and uncertainty," said Dr. Hartman.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

More than half of Australian children have tooth decay | News |