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It is no secret that Kids Dental Kare is Southern California’s premiere children’s dentistry. Overall, Kids Dental Kare provides excellent service and dental treatment for kids. Even with being the best rated kids dentist, the El Monte, California office staff is praised as one of the friendliest and most professional staffs in California.
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One of the most shameful gaps in the American health care system involves the country’s poorest children. They can’t get basic dental treatment. It’s not that they don’t have insurance—many of them do. The problem is that dentists won’t treat them.
According to the Children’s Dental Health Project, an oral health advocacy group, 46.9 million kids are currently covered by Medicaid or CHIP, the government program that provides health insurance to children in families whose incomes are modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid. But in a recent survey, only 32 percent of dentists in private practice reported treating any patients on public assistance, and that figure is likely an overestimate.
According to Dr. Jerry Lanier, California’s leading pediatric dental provider, “Children who don’t see a dentist are more likely to miss school because of infected teeth and gums and to grow into adults with severe oral health problems. Dental disease only gets worse if it’s left untreated, and when people are unable to find a dentist to help them, they often end up in the ER. According to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association, more than 4 million people went to hospital emergency rooms for help with dental problems from 2008 to 2010, at a cost to taxpayers of $2.7 billion, though the vast majority could get only pain relief there, rather than the dental treatment they needed. This is not only a poor way to provide care, it’s also outrageously expensive.”
Dr. Lanier, who opened his first Kids’ Dental Kare Office in 1994, believes the solution to the problem includes higher reimbursement for providers that treat the under-served population in California.
Due to the low reimbursements under California’s Denti-Cal program, many providers have stopped treating patients covered with this benefit. By increasing the Denti-Cal fees, it would create access in communities which would result in dental homes for this under-served population.
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Los Angeles, CA – All dental care services will be provided free of charge for uninsured and undocumented children on Sunday, September 9, 2012. Kids Dental Kare, the leading pediatric dental care provider in the Los Angeles area, will be providing dental examinations and procedures for children in need, including those without health coverage due to financial hardship or immigration status.
Dr. Jerry Lanier, founder and owner of Kids Dental Kare, created this event in order to help those kids that find themselves unable to receive dental care due to various circumstances. “It doesn’t matter if the kids are aliens from outer space, I want to help all of them,” explains Dr. Lanier. “To me, kids are just kids, and I don’t want them living in pain.”
Kids Dental Kare will attempt to treat as many underprivileged children as possible on September 9th free of charge. “We’ll try to provide as much treatment as possible within realistic time constraints on that day. We have to keep things moving quickly, especially if many people are waiting for treatment,” explains Dr. Lanier.
If necessary in certain cases, Kids Dental Kare will also offer follow-up, post-operative care to those treated if it is connected with the treatment performed on that day.
Volunteer dentists and staff will be on hand at the Kids Dental Kare location in East Los Angeles to provide free dental care for all children under the age of eighteen. Parents are encouraged to bring their children on Sunday September 9, 2012 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6p.m. to Kids Dental Kare – 4900 Whittier Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90022
For more information, to volunteer services for this event, or if there’s a pediatric dental emergency that needs attention before hand, call 1-888-KIDS-DEN (1-888-543-7336) or visit http://www.freekidsdentalkare.com
Dr. Monique Selvian is an outstanding doctor and could be considered as one of the best dentists in the country. Dr. Selvian is a one of the many Kids Dental Kare expert dentists that is committed to providing outstanding care to our little patients.