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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1993 | MIMI KO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Jesus Zaragoza smiles, he reveals front teeth covered with brownish-yellow decay. The 9-year-old boy had never received dental treatment before Saturday, when a team of dentists cleaned, filled, capped or pulled the teeth of more than 250 indigent children at Paul Revere Elementary School.
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January 19, 2000 | ROY RIVENBURG
Tooth or Consequences: Evolution is a baffling phenomenon. For example, West-ways magazine recently published a story in which a Nile crocodile was seen lounging on a riverbank in Kenya with its mouth propped wide open. A tour guide explained: "He has just eaten. They leave their mouths open so that small birds will come and clean their teeth." Biologists call this a "symbiotic relationship," which is the animal-world equivalent of having Kato Kaelin live in your guest house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1994 | TERRY SPENCER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dr. Jerry Minsky worked quickly on his patient in the Kaiser Permanente Hospital operating room here recently, quietly giving instructions to his anesthetist and two nurses as machines beeped and buzzed. * Such a setting may be typical for a heart or brain surgeon, but not for a dentist simply cleaning or filling teeth. But Minsky is not your typical dentist. He is the only one in Southern California whose clinic targets people with disabilities, according to the California Dental Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2008 | Maria L. La Ganga, Times Staff Writer
Older adults in Los Angeles County are severely lacking dental insurance and many have cut back on oral healthcare because they cannot afford it, according to a broad new survey of men and women age 60 and older released this week. Of almost 16,500 older residents polled by city and county agencies on aging, nearly two-thirds said they had inadequate or no dental insurance, nearly 20% said they lacked affordable dental care and almost a third had not had a dental exam in three years.
NEWS
September 18, 1997 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Children in California are suffering rampant tooth decay in a "neglected epidemic" of dental disease fueled by paltry prevention measures and poor access to treatment, according to the state's first comprehensive survey of youngsters' oral health.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2001 | ERIKA HAYASAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maria Garcia leaned back in the dentist chair feeling none of the fear so common among dental patients. She wasn't worried about the drill, or the anesthetic, or the metal scraping tools. "Not nervous," she said. "So happy." Why? For a year, the 59-year-old immigrant from El Salvador has suffered from bleeding gums and pain in her molars so bad that she learned to chew with only her front teeth.
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December 15, 1997 | VANORA BENNETT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An old cliche about Soviet Russia was that no one here smiled. But one of the secrets long hidden behind the Iron Curtain was the millions of gapped, iron-toothed mouths, mauled by the most basic of dentistry techniques and the most primitive of Warsaw Pact equipment. Now Russians, growing self-assured as their lives begin to stabilize after years of political and economic upheaval, are finding time and money to rectify the situation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1997 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Megdal Dental Care and its owner were ordered Tuesday to "cease and desist" from operating an unlicensed Internet dental care plan, which displayed online ads that offered annual memberships for $20. The state Department of Corporations issued the order about a week after 4-year-old Javier Villa died while receiving dental care at a Megdal Dental Care clinic in Santa Ana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2000 | MARVIN MARCUS and CARL MAIDA, Marvin Marcus is chair of the Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry at UCLA School of Dentistry. Carl Maida is a medical anthropologist at UCLA School of Dentistry. Their study, "Policy Implications of Access to Dental Care for Immigrant Communities," was funded by the California Policy Research Center, University of California. A report will be available in the fall
Throughout the San Fernando Valley, there are pocket communities of working poor, non-English-speaking residents whose voices often go unheard. We recently had the opportunity to listen to their concerns about their dental care and oral health.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2003 | Charles Ornstein, Times Staff Writer
Low-income patients are frequently denied necessary dental care for which they are entitled under the state's Medi-Cal public health insurance program, according to a new report by consumer advocates. The document was prepared by the Health Consumer Alliance, which is a consortium of legal services groups for the poor, along with the Health Rights Hotline.
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