July 6, 2011
At first I had a hard time with this news byte. Palm Beach, home of The Donald, Melania and “Baron”…good thing The Donald will own the school Baron goes to or the schoolyard harassment would be endless. Granted it is from West Palm Beach, however, the gap between rich and poor, the decimation of the middle class is a worthy dental news note, n’est-ce pas? Read it for yourself and ponder upon the socio-economic realities of the world that greed and avarice have shepherded us into.
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
When the economy tanked and some people felt they had to choose between their groceries and their gums, many went with the groceries and skipped those dental cleanings and checkups.
Now, some dentists locally and nationally are reporting a modest return to the waiting room. But few returnees are smiling.
What was once a cavity is now a root canal. What was once a minor inconvenience (with, say, a $150 price tag for the cavity) is now a larger health problem that requires intervention (and can cost $1,000 or more).