Dental care should not come from the emergency room

Dental problems are a top reason for emergency department visits among poor residents in Maine. This reality highlights a fundamentally flawed system. Rather than routine dental care, those with no insurance or state-provided health coverage wait until problems are so bad — and painful — that they go to the ER for relief. Not only is the ER the wrong place to get this care, it costs much more than preventive dental care.

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