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Why Growing Numbers of Americans Are Embarrassed to Smile

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

In his landmark 2000 report, "Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General," Surgeon General David Satcher wrote that "there are profound and consequential disparities in the oral health of our citizens." Those disparities persist, and not only that, but lack of access to affordable dental care has spread to the middle class.

Boys Death From Toothache Leads To Greater Dental Care Access For Kids

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Since Deamonte's death, Congress has recognized dental coverage as an important component of comprehensive care for children, enacting major policy changes to improve kids' coverage.