The Dentistry Crisis

Jun 28 2012 @ 3:21pm

Frontline examines it:

Watch Dollars and Dentists Preview on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

June Thomas gives the show two cheers:

"Dollars and Dentists"—about the extreme difficulties millions of Americans, including children with government-provided insurance, experience getting dental treatment—tells an important story about a key part of the U.S. health care system that is usually ignored. But squeezing a complicated story into a 50-minute film leads to scapegoating and avoids the most fundamental questions about dentistry: Why does dental treatment cost so much, and why do we treat health problems of the mouth so differently from medical issues that afflict the rest of the body?