16 February 2018

Dental Care for Children

Many young Minnesota children from low-income families lack access to dental care. When oral health issues arise, caregivers often seek temporary and expensive treatment in hospital emergency rooms, but there’s a simple and low-cost procedure that can protect kids from developing cavities. This week, the benefits of applying fluoride varnish to children’s teeth.

Guests: Dr. Amos Deinard, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and the Medical Director and Founder of Minnesota Oral Health Project; Dr. Elise Sarvas, Dental Director of Minnesota Oral Health Project and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry