Florida Dental Association Aims to Decrease ER Overuse

By Alex Galante – The Daily Breeze

“I think taxpayers will be happy once they hear we are saving them money. I know I am”

Dentist visits aren’t cheap. And if you never think of the cost dental care until you have a toothache, you’re not alone. Over half of Americans don’t get dental care unless they have serious problems, and 1 out of 5 Americans can’t afford it.

But this is the wrong approach, as preventative care actually wards off most oral health problems.

That’s why the Florida Dental Association is bringing Florida’s Mission of Mercy to Southwest Florida. FLA-MOM is a two-day, public dental health event delivering 150 dental chairs and over 1,000 dental professionals expected to treat over 2,000 dental patients, for free.

Alex Galante is a journalist, business writer, and advocate local to the Lee County, Southwest Florida area. To read the latest by Alex Galante, click here: www.alexgalante.com/blog