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Pew Report: Louisiana Failing to Address Children's Dental Health Crisis
Date:2/22/2010

olicy benchmarks. Six states and the District of Columbia earned a "D" grade: Alabama, Indiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada and Utah. Louisiana and eight other states earned an "F," meeting only one or two policy benchmarks: Arkansas, Delaware, New Jersey, Hawaii, Florida, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming. No state met all eight targets.  New Jersey ranked lowest in the nation, meeting only one benchmark.

There are many solutions that can be achieved at relatively little cost and the return on investment for children and taxpayers will be significant. Americans are expected to spend $106 billion on dental care in 2010. This includes many expensive restorative treatments -- from fillings to root canals -- that could have been mitigated or avoided altogether with earlier, easier and less expensive ways of ensuring adequate dental care when they were children.

Report Shows Need for Low-Cost Solutions


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