FRONTLINE

Why Trinity Can’t Go to the Dentist

Clip: Season 30 Episode 18 | 4m 12s

Trinity's grandmother says that over two years she called 10 dentists for appointments, but because only 10 percent of Florida's dentists accept Medicaid, the five-year-old finally receives care for her infected teeth under general anesthesia at a hospital - at a cost of $18,000. Only 25 percent of Florida's Medicaid-eligible children get any kind of dental care.

Aired: 06/25/12

Rating: NR

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