Friday, October 23, 2009

Dental care access study OK'd | | Marshfield News-Herald: "MADISON --

Wisconsin is 90% fluoridated but has a dental shortage because the need for oral health care is so great. "A $200,000 study a state commission approved Wednesday to find a solution to the shortage of dentists in northern Wisconsin could recommend that a dental school be built in Marshfield."

“I don’t want to meet any more Vietnam veterans like the one who had to pull his own abscessed tooth because he couldn’t see a dentist,” said Sen. Senator Robert Jauch, D-Poplar, whose legislation secured funding in the 2009-11 state budget for the study.