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It's Incredibly Hard to Get Dental Care in Rural America


Health & Wellness  (tags: oral hygiene, dentists, teeth, rural America, health care )

Freya
- 18 days ago - motherjones.com
Dental therapists could help - but many professional dentists are fighting them.



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David C (196)
Tuesday September 5, 2017, 3:21 pm
sad reality
 

JL A (282)
Tuesday September 5, 2017, 7:06 pm
So true and the number one reason for missing school. CA requires (and provides free at poverty school sites) a dental checkup before starting school. Thanks Freya
 

Darren W (218)
Wednesday September 6, 2017, 12:08 am
Same in Britain.

Shared over social media to raise and spread awareness.
 

Luna M (0)
Wednesday September 6, 2017, 3:46 am
I can vouch for how hard it is to find dental care in rural America!!!
 

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday September 6, 2017, 10:01 am
So very true. Thanks Freya
 

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Saturday September 9, 2017, 6:46 pm
Thank you
 

Kelsey S (0)
Monday September 11, 2017, 6:12 pm
Thanks
 

Janet B (0)
Monday September 11, 2017, 7:17 pm
Thanks
 

raleigh k (375)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 12:55 am
So true! ty, Freya
 

Donna G (42)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 8:04 am
Where I live in central WA, there is no shortage of dentists. However, most dentists do not take Medicaid and the ones that do, often do not offer sliding scale fees. Medicaid covers one cleaning a year. For most people, one professional cleaning is not enough. So, to get a second cleaning six months later, would require paying out of pocket.

 

Janet B (0)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 10:32 am
Thanks
 

Kelly Lawson (0)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 5:02 pm
Hard to get affordable dental care period!
 

Janis K (133)
Friday September 15, 2017, 7:27 am
Thanks for sharing.
 
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