Amber Slichta, Director of Programs, Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York
Allison Cusick, Program Manager, Washington Dental Service Foundation
Dental disease is the single most common chronic childhood disease and is so widespread and the health effects so significant that the U.S. Surgeon General has classified dental disease as a silent epidemic (HHS 2000). The most recent national survey shows that the rate of dental disease among children is increasing: among children age two to five years, dental disease increased from 24 to 28 percent between 1988-1994 and 1999-2004 (HHS 2000).
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