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Why People Aren't Going to the Dentist


A new study explains why so many people in Virginia don't go to the dentist.

Two University of Virginia economists say cost is the number one reason. Those who are least likely to visit the dentist don't have insurance, or they have low-cost public health care.

Lack of options is the second reason. The study says more than 15 % of Virginia's population lives in areas designated by the federal government as "Health Professional Shortage Areas."

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