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    Orange County’s $12 million funding brings dentists to school

    With tooth decay being the most prevalent recurrent disease leading to a yearly loss of 51 million school hours, young school children can just walk to another classroom in their school for a dental check-up and teeth cleaning rather than traveling outside their campus. The grant provided by the California Department of Health Care Services will expand teledentistry services in the next few years and cut down visits to dental office by children who have a risk for cavities and can’t access such care.

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    Lack of funds hurting dental care in California

    The state government’s dental health program, Denti-Cal, has many deficiencies as per a report released in 2016 by the Little Hoover Commission, which is an independent oversight agency. Under this program, about one-third of the state's population can avail Denti-Cal to get subsidized dental care. This includes the state’s more than half of the children.

  • cali

    Young girl dies in California after dental procedure

    In a tragic case that’s now being investigated by the Stockton Police Department, Daleyza Avila Hernandez, a girl barely three years old, died while she was undergoing a dental procedure in the Children’s Dental Surgery, California.