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Hawaii’s children have the worst dental health in the nation, a new survey finds

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER

    Danette Wong Tomiyasu, left, deputy director, Health Resources Administration, Hawaii Department of Health; Andrew Tseu, chief of the Hospital and Community Dental Services Branch, Department of Health; Mark Yamakawa, president and CEO, Hawaii Dental Service; state Health Director Virginia Pressler; Robert Hirokawa, Hawaii Primary Care Association; and Steve Wilhite, president of the Hawaii Dental Association, appeared at a news conference Monday to discuss the “Hawaii Smiles” report.

A new survey has documented what most dentists here already suspect — that Hawaii children have the highest prevalence of tooth decay in the nation. Read more

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