Maryland Dental Action Coalition

PEW: A Costly Dental Destination: Hospital Care Mean States Pay Dearly

Each year, many Americas seek dental care in hospital emergency rooms (ERs).  The Pew Center on the States estimates that preventable dental conditions were the primary diagnosis in 830,590 visits to ERs nationwide in 2009 – a 16 percent increase from 2006…..READ MORE

Washington Post article: More Americans Seek Dental Treatment at the ER: Costs can be 10 times more than checkups