Dental Care in Appalachia (#530)
Dr. Bill Collins of Pikeville and Dr. Lee Mayer of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry discuss how to provide routine dental care to needy adults and children in Appalachia.
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Dr. Bill Collins volunteers with Remote Area Medical, a national effort to provide free health care in underserved areas. RAM's Rural AMerica dental program offers emergency extractions, restorations, cleanings, and fluoride treatments.
Dr. Lee Mayer is director of Community Dental Health at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, which participates in a variety of initiatives, including providing sealants to children to prevent cavities and offering oral cancer screenings.