South L.A. Residents Face Barriers to Dental Care
Preventive dental care is not "at the front of patients' mind," Frazier Moore -- dental director at Watts Health Clinic in Los Angeles -- said. Cost also is a barrier to dental care. According to a 2013 report from the L.A. County Department of Public Health, nearly 15% of children and 35% of adults in South L.A. did not receive dental care in 2011 because it was unaffordable.
- "Preventive Dental Care 'Not At the Front' of South L.A. Patients' Minds" (Martinez, KPCC's "On Central," 6/7).