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The Numbers

500 million Total amount of annual dentist visits in the US

61.6 Percentage of adults ages 18-64 who went for a dental visit in 2011

I don’t get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe. —MorganFreeman(Actor) Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond. —MigueldeCervantes (Don Quixote, 1605)

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. —P  hyllisDiller (Comedian, Actress)

A well-made turtleneck sweater will keep you warm, cozy and protected from the cold. Your gums do the same thing for your teeth. —NadineArtemis

Say What?

(Successful Self-Dentistry, 2011)

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195,941 Number of dentists in the US $1,000,000 Cost of opening a new dental clinic 19% Or higher of children ages 2-19 who have untreated cavities

.6% Percentage of dentists per 1,000 people in the Northeast

80% Of all private dentists are practice owners 1.95 Number of hygienists per practice 51 million Hours American students lose every year due to dental related issues

Healthy Living Winter 2014  
Healthy Living Winter 2014