Dental care in the ER is costing us millions — and not helping patients

Dental care in the ER costs Florida taxpayers millions — and not helping patients

  • Nearly 40 percent of Florida patients who sought dental-related care in an emergency room in 2014 were covered under Medicaid, the study found.
  • The patients on Thursday afternoon included 30-year-old Diana Chavez, who paid $20 out-of-pocket for a routine cleaning.
  • Dental care in the ER is costing us millions – and not helping patients 05/05/16 [Last modified: Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:22pm] Photo reprints | Article reprints

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@FlaDems: “Dental care in the ER costs Florida taxpayers millions — and not helping patients”


Dental problems are driving a growing number of Floridians to the emergency room — and costing taxpayers millions of dollars, according to a new study published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.


Dental care in the ER is costing us millions — and not helping patients | Tampa Bay Times

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