Dental care http://wfae.org en Dental Care Crisis http://wfae.org/post/dental-care-crisis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dental education and regular dental care are important factors in keeping our bodies healthy. Poor dental health can create problems ranging from gingivitis to heart disease. According to a recent Pew study, half of all kids enrolled in North Carolina’s Medicaid program did not receive dental care in 2011. While there are many factors keeping the underserved from seeking dental care, one of the most notable is a nationwide shortage of dentists and dental hygienists. A conversation about access to dentistry and oral health, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 31941 at http://wfae.org Dental Care Crisis Dentist Shortage A State, National Issue http://wfae.org/post/dentist-shortage-state-national-issue <p>In North Carolina, about half of all kids enrolled in Medicaid did not receive dental care in 2011. That's nothing to brag about, but it's in line with the national average, according to a <a href="http://www.pewstates.org/uploadedFiles/PCS_Assets/2013/3222_PCS_In_search_of_Dentists_v6.pdf" target="_blank">Pew study released Tuesday</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 01:28:04 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 30096 at http://wfae.org Dentist Shortage A State, National Issue