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FRONTLINE

Why Trinity Can’t Go to the Dentist

  • Aired: 06/26/2012
  • 04:12
  • Rating: NR
Trinity's grandmother says that over two years she called 10 dentists for appointments, but because only 10 percent of Florida's dentists accept Medicaid, the five-year-old finally receives care for her infected teeth under general anesthesia at a hospital - at a cost of $18,000. Only 25 percent of Florida's Medicaid-eligible children get any kind of dental care.
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