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May 9, 2012 12:00 AM

Plan to provide more dental help in Kansas gets pulled

The situation at the Health Partnership Clinic in Olathe is symptomatic of the dentist shortage in Kansas, especially in urban areas with high concentrations of poor and in rural areas. Kansas doesn't have a dental school, and 93 counties don't have enough dentists to serve their residents. Thirteen of the state's 105 counties have no dentist at all.

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