Media Coverage Dental Care Has Decayed for Low Income Families

Like millions of Americans, Miami resident Claribel Agramonte could not afford dental insurance, so she looked for an inexpensive dentist to fix her 14-year-old daughter's broken tooth. A friend recommended Humberto Francisco Perez, an 81-year old "backyard dentist" who said he could do the work on the cheap.

Police say Perez left the girl permanently disfigured.


In Florida alone, there are 115,000 hospital ER visits for dental problems each year, according to the latest Pew research report on dentistry in America. Pew says taxpayers foot the $88 million dollar bill for these visits.

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