We’ve reported on the occasionally dismal state of pediatric dentistry in Kentucky, but the Rural Blog points out that other states may have it just as bad.

In February we reported a study revealing that one in five U.S. children go without dental care every year, many because few or no local dentists accept patients covered by Medicaid, the federal-state medical program for the poor and disabled. The problem appears particularly bad in rural Wisconsin. “Nine of 10 dentists in the state accept few or no Medicaid patients, mostly because they say the state pays too little for the care,” David Wahlberg of the Wisconsin State Journal reports. “Rural areas have only about half as many dentists per person as urban areas do, making the search for dental care even harder in small towns.”

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