Under current economic conditions, it is doubtful that the recommendations of the report will have much success. Still you need to know what the report said:
According to the report:
- 33.3 million people reside in areas where there aren't enough dental health professionals to meet the population's needs;
- In 2008, 4.6 million children went without needed dental care because their families lacked the financial means to pay for it;
- In 2006, almost two-thirds (62%) of U.S. retirees did not have dental health care coverage (Medicare does not cover dental health).
I have completed the first 100 pages, but the first approximately 30 pages covers most information and then the detail starts.
The experts stated that, “deteriorating dental health can have broader consequences for overall well-being. For example, poor oral health has been linked to heightened odds for respiratory illness, heart disease and diabetes. Rates of inappropriate use of emergency services also rise for those with poorer dental health.”
This is important to read and understand what may happen and if something appears in the news you will have some understand about what it may mean. Good luck and good dental health.