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Dentists to Work Just for the Smiles

02/09/2012 - Sometimes, parents just can't get their kids to the dentist's office.

The cost of dental care can be a barrier for many families, but so can timing, said Linda Meyers, a dental hygienist who is the coordinator of the I-Smile dental health initiative for Pottawattamie and Mills Counties in Iowa.


An estimated 16.5 million children in the U.S. go without basic dental care each year, according to a 2011 study by the Pew Center on the States. Even though millions of children have dental coverage through either private insurance or a public program such as Medicaid, that doesn't translate into actual care.

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