Oral Health

Coloradans face significant barriers to managing their dental health. A pronounced barrier to care is lack of insurance: more than 2 million Coloradans lack dental insurance. However, Coloradans both with and without dental coverage are putting off needed care due to cost, and it is having negative effects on their overall health, as well as other aspects of their life.

Joan – Colorado Springs, CO

Joan, of Colorado Springs, CO, volunteers at a dental clinic and shares her experience supporting individuals with and without dental insurance. She also describes how invaluable dental care is, particularly for people looking for employment.

“The dental needs that I see here in this city are humongous and there’s no good answer, there’s no real solutions for it…”

 

 

Listen to other stories of Coloradans’ experiences with oral health issues:

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