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A dynamic opportunity: Providers see immense need for rural dental training site

A dynamic opportunity: Providers see immense need for rural dental training site

From the December 21, 2006 edition of the West Central Tribune.


For more information on the Rice Regional Dental Clinic and Southern MN AHEC, please contact Kathy Huntley, Executive Director of Southern MN AHEC.

Excerpt:
WILLMAR - Over the years, Dr. George Gordon has seen a steady stream of emergency patients with acute dental problems. These patients usually don't have a dentist or can't afford dental care. By the time they show up in Rice Memorial Hospital's emergency department, they're hurting. It frustrates Gordon that he can't do much for them, other than try to line up an appointment with a dentist in the Twin Cities- often the closest place where dentists are still available to see people who are low income and uninsured.