Public Health New Mexico
4:14 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Too Many Teeth, Not Enough Dentists: Dental Care Shortage In NM

A dentist examines an x-ray showing a broken root or failed root canal.
A dentist examines an x-ray showing a broken root or failed root canal.
Credit Wonderlane via Flickr

KUNM Call In Show Thu. 10/10 8a: New Mexico has historically had a shortage of dental care providers, especially in rural parts of the state and in low income communities. 

Who do you turn to with your pearly whites? Where can you go to get your teeth taken care of if you don't have dental insurance? What is being done to widen the availability of dental care in cities and rural areas?  What efforts are coming together to increase training and license more providers?

We'd like to hear from you! Email callinshow@kunm.org, post your comments online or call in live during the show. 

277-5866 (locally in Albuquerque)

1-877-899-5866 (toll-free)

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