4 Utah public health clinics to expand dental services with new federal funds

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  • ThornBirds St.George, UT
    June 27, 2016 11:24 a.m.

    While volunteering at a free health clinic in Saint George, Utah, we saw homeless patients with beyond horrific dental problems, including a mouthful of rotten teeth causing infection to the point of this creating infection throughout their entire body.
    These were the people who were a priority and moved to the front of the line in receiving dental care at the free clinic. Thankfully, there were several Dentists in the area who were quite generous in devoting time and service to help these folks.
    The clinic is now larger and better staffed to continue to provide for the less fortunate in our community.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    June 26, 2016 11:40 p.m.

    Exactly right KJR
    I am sure we all need some dental work done, so can all three million of us here in this beautiful state come in and get started? I like the gas, it helps take your mind off of the drilling. Seriously, I have a tooth that needs some attention, can you make me an appointment?

  • KJR Alpine, UT
    June 26, 2016 9:22 p.m.

    There is no such thing as "Federal Funds" - I have this whimsical notion that we should have a constitutional amendment requiring all politicians to replace terms such as "federal money," "state money," or "government money" with "your money." It's amusing and a bit painful to make this substitution every time you see a headline with those phrases, e.g. " . . . expand[ng] dental services with your money."

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 26, 2016 7:27 p.m.

    It is only $350,000 and I am sure that it will help some people.

    But, we are already over $19 trillion in debt, can't we forego even a small $350,000 program to avoid increasing it even more?