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High demand for free dental care for Tucson kids

February 10, 2017
in Kids

Some kids had abscesses, a few were in pain, and one teenager had never been to a dentist before. Tucson dentist Dr. Chris Chin barely had a moment to talk Thursday as he and the rest of the staff at Southwest Kids Dentistry tried to meet high demand for the office’s one day of free care for kids. “We try to take care of the urgent needs or suggest where they can go,” Chin said. “A lot of them haven’t ever seen a dentist.” The day of free care, aimed at kids without dental insurance, was part of the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile Day. Arizona families continue to struggle to find affordable dental care and as a result, children have a high rate of dental problems....

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