Sunday, January 21, 2024

Fluoridation Fails Rhode Island

 In 83% fluoridated Rhode Island, "Without increased access, Rhode Island will continue to grow a population of children suffering from chronic oral pain."  

A group of prominent pediatricians, pediatric dentists and oral surgeons has met with representatives from the state Department of Health, Office of The Health Insurance Commissioner, RIte Smiles and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, as well as leaders from commercial insurances, to propose that outpatient surgery centers be utilized to alleviate the backlog of children waiting for treatment under general anesthesia.