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Bringing dental care to kids in schools is helping take care of teeth neglected in the pandemic

Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — There’s a renewed push to meet kids where they are when it comes to seeing a dentist. School-based care centers and nonprofits are trying to shore up teeth that may have been neglected during the pandemic or haven’t received routine dental care. There isn’t a good national estimate of the number of school-based dental programs across the country. The CDC says more than half of children aged 6 to 8 had a cavity in at least one baby tooth. Other strategies include more dental programs in community health centers, putting dental hygienists in pediatric offices and having states better coordinate care.

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