Oral Health Kansas Newsletter

Elizabeth Mertz, PhD, a dental sociologist and associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry (UCSF), did research on the dental care gap. She discussed the challenges older adults face when trying to access dental care, as well as the ways four states (California, Florida, Minnesota and North Carolina) are trying to solve those challenges.

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Michigan Public Radio Network WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) A new report says many kids and seniors in Michigan are going without dental care. The report was created by the PEW Charitable Trust at the behest of advocacy groups. It was released by the Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health (MCMCH) and the Center for Health Workforce Studies.

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Lansing State Journal

It’s not just about having a winning smile. Michigan’s kids in families with low incomes, seniors and pregnant women are not getting the dental care they need to stay healthy, a new report concludes. Troubled chompers can lead to other serious problems.

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