Who Is Impacted by the Gaps in Today’s Oral Health System?



Cameron is a 37-year-old Black woman who works 80-hour weeks, traveling 48 weeks of the year. Despite her doctor’s instructions to visit her dentist regularly after she received a diabetes diagnosis, she hasn’t been able to fit the appointments into her schedule. She is now at high risk for periodontal disease.

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Tate lives in rural west Texas, a 90-minute drive from the closest dentist office. Tate has been experiencing tooth pain so intense that he has stopped raising his hand in school and is falling behind.

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