State Impact: No More State Help for Those with Teeth Trouble
During the state budget crisis, funding was totally eliminated for several Health Department programs, including Dentists for the Disabled and Elderly in Need of Treatment, or D-Dent. It provided dental care for those with no other recourse.
“And they have no other place to go. So, it gives us a good feeling to be able to help these people and say, ‘I made a difference in that one person’s life.” said Barbara Lopez, D-Dent’s Assistant Director.
StateImpact’s Logan Layden reports on how D-Dent and its patients are coping with less. Read the full story here.