Monday, August 26, 2013

With Fluoridation, West Virginia is No 1 in POOR Oral Health

Despite fluoridation "West Virginia consistently ranks No. 1 in poor oral health in the nation," Shea said 93% of West Virginia's public water suppliers add fluoride in a failed effort to reduce tooth decay.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Maine Hospital Opens Dental Clinic to Alleviate ER Burdens

Maine Hospital Opens Dental Clinic to Alleviate ER Burdens - Yahoo! News: Recent research carried out by the ADA Health Policy Resources Center (HPRC) concludes that the number of dental ER visits in the US jumped from 1.1 million in 2000 to 2.1 million in 2010. An independent 2009 study by the National Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) showed that 41.8 percent of all ER visits for dental conditions were the result of cavities, the most common dental disease, and one that can be easily prevented. Belfast Water District is fluoridated at 1.2 mg/L  Maine in 79% fluoridated

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Dental Divide Widens in U.S. despite Fluoridation

Almost 3/4 of New York State has been fluoridated for decades, yet "In New York, the cost of treating children who visited the hospital or ambulatory surgery centers for dental-related issues skyrocketed from $18.5 million in 2004 to more than $31 million in 2008."

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Fluoridation Fails: Hundreds show up for Catholic Charities free dental clinic

In fluoridated Maryland,  "The first two people in line arrived within 10 minutes of each other Friday evening, ready to sleep on the sidewalk overnight for free dental care at a high school in Laurel on Saturday morning.

Twelve hours later, one woman was reclining in a dentist’s chair, getting a new tooth made of a synthetic composite. The other was heading home: The temporary clinic, which served 700 people Friday and Saturday, was unable to provide the treatment she needed, which involved multiple crowns and an abscess, without a specialized lab.

About 300 other adults were turned away over two days because of the overwhelming demand for dental care at the Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy clinic. The clinic, at St. Vincent Pallotti High School, was sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington and the Maryland Office of Oral Health.

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Saturday, August 03, 2013

Free dental clinic serves hundreds despite fluoridation

99% fluoridated Maryland didn't stop necessity for extensive dental care for residents Free dental clinic in Laurel serves hundreds of people | But definitive treatment was available at this clinic after the school's gym was transformed into a 50-chair dental office. Volunteers performed cleanings, root canals, fillings and extractions, an estimated $650,000 worth of dental work at no cos