Virginia is 95% fluoridated. But "Every year, hundreds of people have every one of their teeth pulled there. Then they put their names into a denture lottery, with the hope of being picked to get a set of false teeth made for them at the next year’s event. Forty-six people were picked from a list of 700 to get dentures this year.
'They pull thousands of teeth here. At the end, they’ll have buckets of teeth,' said volunteer Jennifer Lee, Virginia’s deputy secretary of health and human resources and an emergency room doctor."
'I just had an 18-year-old have a full mouth extraction because she’s never had dental care,' said Beth Bortz, who runs the Virginia Center for Health Innovation. 'It’s not unusual.'”