26 March 2014

Oral Health Access for Disadvantaged Youth

For the week of March 30th, 2014

Many young children in Minnesota have no access to dental care. This at risk-group is highly susceptible to caries—the decay that produces cavities. When untreated dental issues grow serious, these children often end up in emergency rooms which are ill equipped to deal with oral health issues. On this week’s Access Minnesota, University of Minnesota Pediatrician Dr. Amos Deinard tells us about a new initiative to improve the dental care for kids in 41 Minnesota counties.

  • Guest: Dr. Amos Deinard, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics and adjunct professor in the School of Public Health’s Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota
  • Issues: Problems with oral health access for disadvantaged youth; Fluoride varnishing treatment; Deinard’s Oral Health Zone Project; What parents can do to improve their children’s oral health

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