Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fluoridation Fails Connecticut

In Connecticut, the 4th richest state, fluoridation is state-mandated since the 1960’s. Yet, 35% of white children, 50% of African American and 50% of Hispanic children have cavities – even though 42%, 35% and 49% have dental sealants, respectively. Up to 57% of low-income third graders have tooth decay, 18% untreated, despite an increase in Medicaid utilization. (4b) The CDC gave the state of Connecticut$1.5 million grant to improve dental health in September 2013.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Dentists in greater demand after 7 decades of fluoridation

Dentsts are In Demand Careers That Pay Six Figures - Business - San Bruno, CA Patch: 2. Dentists (general) diagnose and treat problems with a patient's teeth, gums and other parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.
Median annual pay: $141,040
Projected job growth, 2010-20: 21 percent (faster than average)

Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.