Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 29th, 2004
New federal statistics show that more than 42% of Kentuckians 65 and older have lost all their permanent teeth. That's about 213,000 people.
"The underlying reality is that Kentucky's population, particularly the poor part of its population, is really ill," said James Cecil, a University of Kentucky dentistry professor who serves as administrator of oral health for the state's Health Services Cabinet.
A November 2003 report by the group Kentucky Youth Advocates showed that two-thirds of Kentucky...
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