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Dental Care in America

DENTAL CARE IN AMERICA 6 most populous states Nearly 130 million Americans have no dental insurance TX FL IL PA CA NY Adults have The Affordable Care Act does NOT include dental coverage for adults. Money is the main reason 35% not visited a dentist in the last 12 months. people delay dental care. In 2012, and its Dental HyGenie mascot launched the "Grant a Dental Wish" Facebook contest to help someone get back to the dentist, GRANTING DENTAL RELIEF 800+ shared their painful, and costly, dental stories. Winner Runners-up won $2,012 "FREE towards 2 dental care Discount Dental Plan 5 STATES SKIPPING DENTAL APPOINTMENTS (Stories from the "Grant a Dental Wish" Contest) 43% Residents in Mississippi, Louisiana, West Virginia, Texas and Alabama have not visited a dentist in the last 12 months. TEXAS "My son has an under-bite which causes him pain He has been asking for braces that I WEST VIRGINIA "I went to a dentist today because of severe tooth pain . They quoted me $10,000 in dental work." cannot afford as a single mom." LOUISIANA "My husband's teeth keep rotting and falling apart He was diagnosed with diabetes back in 2005." MISSISSIPPI "When I was diagnosed with cancer I got an abscessed tooth and could not have it treated while taking chemo." ALABAMA "We were in the middle of Hurricane Katrina and our house flooded. We lost everything, including my dentures" HOW AMERICANS CAN AFFORD DENTAL CARE %* DISCOUNT DENTAL PLANS DENTAL DESTINATION DENTAL DONATED DAILY DENTAL SCHOOLS DENTISTRY DEALS Dental care at a local university can be a 1/3 of the cost versus treatment at a practice. Activate within 3 business days. No annual limits. Save 10% to 60% off most procedures. Groupon and and Dentistry From The Heart list local events for free dental care. Living Social are starting to help people fill their insurance voids. Companion Global Healthcare books trips to places like Costa Rica for cheaper dental care. SOURCES: 2012 Consumer Reports Survey 2011 Gallup Poll Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics Pew Center on the States Pew Children's Dental Campaign Report National Association of Dental Plans You

Dental Care in America

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This Dental Care Infographic by will help you understand the dental care crisis affecting nearly 130 million Americans, what is doing to help, as well as five solutions...


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