Sunday, December 17, 2023

Floridation Fails Nevada

Nevada is 75% fluoridated

Seeking care in emergency departments for non-traumatic dental conditions has increased substantially in Nevada. Data from 2012-2017 (latest data available) shows that Nevada Emergency Department encounters are on the rise, from 749,796 encounters in 2012 to 979,369 encounters in 2017. The highest utilizers of these encounters were the 21-44 age group (65% of all encounters), which aligns with the limited Adult NV Medicaid benefits. The Medicaid population was also the highest population in the emergency rooms for dental visits in 2017, with 400,000 encounters.