Some very interesting facts and figures in this graphic…
Tracy Evans of Middletown, PA would like to thank Dr. Joshua Kim and the Harrisburg Team for giving her back her smile. Tracy now has the confidence to start her new job and proudly show off her new pearly whites.
(Pictured below with Tracy are office manager Courtney Brader, Dr. Joshua Kim, Dentist; Raynee Doweary, EFDA; Rhyan Hayes, Lead DA; Stevie Irizarry, DA and Alexandria Lueke, DA).
At Dental Dreams, we believe in having fun while improving your smiles.
In our York, PA office we celebrated Halloween with a face painter and balloon artist.
In the photos below are patients Melanie and Marley Thoman, as well as staff member Travis Gwynn and face artist Donna Grentz from Mimzy’s Face Painting.
Some members of our Kalamazoo office staff helped kids by participating in the Trunk or Treat event in Portage last weekend. The staff members passed out more than 100 tooth brushes, toothpaste and goodies to foster children. The event was sponsored by Lutheran Social Services of Michigan. We were happy to pitch in!
The picture for child dental care is improving, according to a new study, but at the same time adult care is falling behind.
It is a disturbing trend for adults, who are seeing less dental coverage in the private arena and much less public coverage than children.
Findings are from a new state-by-state analysis of dental trends by the American Dental Health Association’s Health Policy Institute.
Financial barriers to dental care are increasing among adults, while for children they are much lower and have not increased over time. Expanded dental benefits coverage for children, mainly through Medicaid and the Children Health Insurance Program, and decreased dental benefits coverage among adults have also played key roles.
According to the American Association of Health Care Journalists website, the report notes that even though access to dental care is on the rise among children, there are still problems in poorer neighborhoods.
The lack of care has had serious oral health consequences for poor beneficiaries who often face elevated risk for disease, and at the same time are more likely to go without treatment.
In nearly all states and the District of Columbia, Medicaid dental visits by children increased between 2005 and 2013, according to the study.