Experts agree that dental care is essential to overall health, yet it seems to have been largely left out of the ongoing healthcare debate. Federal health statistics show that at least 26 million children and 82 million adults lack health insurance. Cost, language and other barriers keep many Americans from having access to dental care. In Los Angeles, low-income options such as Medi-Cal, Medicaid and free clinics remain underutilized. What needs to be done to put healthy smiles on more faces?
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