dental care http://wwno.org en Pew Report Director On Dentist Shortage: 'Louisiana Is In Trouble' http://wwno.org/post/pew-report-director-dentist-shortage-louisiana-trouble A new report finds that Louisiana has the second worst dentist shortage in the nation. Because of this, many residents are not getting adequate dental care, especially children and people who live in rural areas.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201306/Dental_shot.jpg" alt="" /><p>The Pew Charitable Trusts examined the lack of access to dental care nationwide. The findings revealed a scarcity of dentists who participate in Medicaid. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:45:00 +0000 Courtney Heppe 38229 at http://wwno.org Pennsylvania Cuts Medicaid Coverage For Dental Care http://wwno.org/post/pennsylvania-cuts-medicaid-coverage-dental-care Marcia Esters needs crowns fused to six of her bottom teeth and new dentures. But because of changes made to Medicaid in Pennsylvania, she now has to pay for it all herself.<p>"It's thousands of dollars' worth of work that I cannot afford," she says.<p>Esters also uses a wheelchair. Because she couldn't get get her teeth fixed, she has spent the last few months eating pureed food and avoiding people.<p>"I don't go anywhere unless I have to," she says. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 21:12:00 +0000 ERIKA BERAS 15774 at http://wwno.org