Ohio hospital tackles Appalachian dental needs

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Jan 03 2013

An Ohio dental hospital that takes Medicaid and bills on a shifting scale for people with no word is a monument in Appalachia where unmet dental caring is rampant.

Some adult patients during a Southeastern Ohio Dental Clinic in Marietta never saw a dentist as children, some children as immature as 5 have had all their baby teeth pulled and some patients in their 20s need dentures.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that children in Appalachia have a scarcely 60 percent aloft rate of tooth spoil than elsewhere in Ohio while about half of working-age adults don’t have dental insurance.

Dr. Paul Casamassimo, arch of dentistry during Nationwide Children’s Hospital, pronounced his staff sees many patients who can’t find caring in Appalachia.

Article source: http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/ohio-news/Ohio-clinic-tackles-Appalachian-dental-needs/-/9718610/17982402/-/7l9f5iz/-/index.html?absolute=true

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