Oral Health Needs Improvement in Arkansas - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Little Rock

Oral Health Needs Improvement in Arkansas

April 22, 2003
Posted at: 4:33 p.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A national organization says Arkansas is doing a better job on oral health but has room to improve.

The Chicago-based Oral Health America's annual report card released today gives Arkansas a C-minus grade, better than the grade of D issued two years ago.

The group says Arkansans often have problems finding dentists outside of heavily populated areas. It also says fewer dentists enter the work force because the state has no dental school.

The C-minus ranking puts Arkansas just below the national average of C.

Oral Health America also says access to dental insurance is a problem.

The group reported that other areas where progress is needed include adequate fluoridation of public water, dental sealants to prevent tooth decay in children and reducing the use of chewing tobacco.

Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Victim says burglar only took money from home

    Victim says burglar only took money from home

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-06-20 14:55:07 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:22:02 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Lake City woman told a deputy her home was broken into but only money was missing.

    A Lake City woman told a deputy her home was broken into but only money was missing.

  • Physical therapy could have better results than opioid use

    Physical therapy could have better results than opioid use

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:33 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:33:16 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-06-20 12:27:43 GMT
    Physical therapy could have better benefits than opioids. (Source: KATV)Physical therapy could have better benefits than opioids. (Source: KATV)
    Physical Therapy could have better benefits than opioidsPhysical Therapy could have better benefits than opioids

    A new study finds that those who go to physical therapy first for lower back pain may curb the use of opioids.

    A new study finds that those who go to physical therapy first for lower back pain may curb the use of opioids.

  • Unofficial results posted in runoff elections

    Unofficial results posted in runoff elections

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:09 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:09:12 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:21 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:21:17 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Runoff elections were held in some counties Tuesday.

    Runoff elections were held in some counties Tuesday.

Powered by Frankly