SPOTLIGHT: Access to dental care still major issue

Right now, more than 100 million U.S. residents lack dental insurance--more than two and a half times the number of people without medical coverage, according to researchers. Meanwhile, the number of U.S. regions seeing a shortage of dental health professionals has grown from 792 to more than 3,700, according to the American Dental Education Association. The problem is, few health policy experts are considering dental care when planning for the future, dental industry observers say. They're urging policymakers to consider the growing dental access problem. Article

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