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New York Times Spotlights the Devastation Caused by Dental Disease in Young Children

In a Seattle-datelined story, a recent article in The New York Times brings greater attention to the increasing incidence and significant challenges of dental disease in very young children, and the need for increased prevention. “Preschoolers in Surgery for a Mouthful of Cavities” by Catherine Saint Louis begins by describing the extensive dental work –…

2010 Smile Survey

We’re pleased to share some good news from the recently-released 2010 Smile Survey, the latest statewide assessment of children’s oral health in Washington. It shows that children’s oral health in Washington is improving, but further work remains. Key results include: Fewer low-income preschoolers are suffering from tooth decay (cavities) Fewer children have untreated tooth decay, an…

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