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Access to dental care still a problem for low-income people in Wisconsin

One day after Monica Hebl of Burleigh Dental in Milwaukee returned from a nine-day dental mission to Haiti last month, she saw a child with several serious infections who needed to have four teeth pul... read more

Legislative preview: Dental care: The overlooked health care problem

Officials say the problem can be measured in the $50 million spent each year on hospital emergency room services treating people with dental problems ... That, in turn, means less access to dental car... read more

New federal law aims to improve access to dental care in struggling communities

But many families still ... and child care issues, or a lack of education about the importance of dental health, she said. Though many dentists offer discount rates to low-income patients and ... read more

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Poor adults in Missouri may get better access to health care

Heidi Miller still ... dental problems. FAIR: An ounce of prevention in Missouri's case hopefully will end up saving the state about $3.5 million in emergency dental care costs for poor people. That w... read more


Growing calls to put teeth into B.C. health-care coverage

Still ... dental care among OECD countries, at about six per cent, compared to 79 per cent in Finland, said the report. Those most hurt by lack of access to dental care include people who are low ... read more

Free clinics respond as more people head to the ER with dental problems (w/video)

Most adults who don’t have dental insurance end up in emergency rooms because of tooth or gum problems ... Care Act and low-income insurance programs like Medicare and Medicaid have improved Americans ... read more

ATSU dean focuses on access to dental care

"He's very humble, one of the most humble people ... of problems, including severe pain from untreated infections. However, he said, the issues affected low-income people's dental health are often eve... read more

How to help low-income children with autism

Aware of this urgent problem ... still don’t know what autism is in their child.” In 2009, Magaña reported that middle-class white families in Wisconsin were more likely to obtain state-funded therapy ... read more

Hannah Brekke: Expand options for dental care

Low-income adults in Wisconsin are nearly twice as likely to have untreated tooth decay relative to higher-income adults but are far less likely to have access to the care ... of many problems that br... read more

Free dental care offered at Minneapolis event for low-income patients

The number of Minnesotans without dental care is declining, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. More than 25 percent of Minnesotans lack dental insurance and most of them are 65 or older. ... read more

Dental therapists: Not right for V.I.

All Virgin Islanders — regardless of socioeconomic status — deserve quality dental care from the highest trained professionals. Though well-intentioned, dental therapy’s proposed focus on low-income . ... read more

PolicyCheck: the Coalition’s dental health care policy

Between 2008 and 2013, this plan provided a means-tested, voucher for fee-for-service care. Teens could access a check-up and preventive care, but not treatment for any problems ... dental care for lo... read more



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