Hoosier Kids Not Getting Enough Seat Time In Dentist's Chair

Apr 22, 2016

Dentists and medical providers are reacting to recent data that show many Hoosier children don't get appropriate dental care.
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The Indiana Youth Institute reports that more than half of Hoosier children have a history of tooth decay in their permanent teeth, and a recent federal report shows Indiana kids on Medicaid are not getting the recommended care. 

The problem goes beyond a dislike for the dentist's drill. Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases in children. 

Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Jill Sheridan takes a look at efforts to get more of the state's children into the dentist’s chair.