Free Kansas dental clinic serves more...

Free Kansas dental clinic serves more than 1,100

There are 1 comment on the The Modesto Bee story from Mar 3, 2014, titled Free Kansas dental clinic serves more than 1,100. In it, The Modesto Bee reports that:

The foundation says that since the annual project began in 2003, it has provided nearly $13 million in free care.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Modesto Bee.


Butler, NJ

#1 Mar 4, 2014
Unfortunately, these Mission of Mercy's exist because most dentists refuse to treat low income people on Medicaid and have priced other Americans out of regular dental care and won't live or work in poorer neighborhoods where the need is the greatest. The solution is to legalize Dental Therapists who will do the work dentists refuse to do . DTs just need 2 years training and can do simple dental procedures. Studies show their work is equal to that of dentists; but they will work in areas and mouths where dentists refuse to go.

However, Organized dentistry lobbies long and hard, with their pockets full of corporate cash, against legalizing DTs even though DTs have work successfully for decades in other developed countries. It seems organized dentistry chooses to preserve its lucrative monopoly more than it cares about Americans preserving their teeth.

A tooth decay epidemic has occurred in the US after legislators followed the advice and counsel of organized dentistry. It's time to leave dentists out of the remedy for fixing the problem that happened on their watch and with their major input.
We have to get politics out of dental care.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Hughson Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Extend your reach with ESL products Apr 24 Julie Jane 1
News 5-year-old girl who wants a birthday card from ... Apr 24 Julie Jane 1
News Suspect Caught on Cell Phone Video Attempting t... Apr 24 Julie Jane 1
News Sacramento Gas Prices Creeping Up Apr 24 Julie Jane 1
News Rescue group takes in mutilated pup injured by ... Apr 24 Julie Jane 1
News Puppy Found with Ears Cut Off Fighting Potentia... Apr 24 Julie Jane 1
News League of Women Voters honors community stars Apr 24 Lucy Ann Jane 1
More from around the web

Personal Finance

Hughson Mortgages