Report: Millions lack access to basic dental care

Millions of people miss their annual check up at the dentist because they can’t find a dentist, Kaiser Health News reports this morning.

The Kaiser story looks at a new Institute of Medicine report on how to improve access to dental care. One contentious suggestion from the IOM: give dental hygenists and other lesser-trained professionals a bigger role in providing dental care.

Click here to read the full Kaiser post or here to read the IOM report.