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Dental care called a health care crisis
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Even though she had 12 cavities, 3-year-old Vanessa Sepulveda never complained about pain. But on Wednesday, lying in a state-of-the-art dental operating room at PDI Surgery Center in Windsor, general anesthesia was used to help her deal with filling and crowning her caries — the likely result of drinking juice since she was 7 months old.

“We used to put it in her baby bottle with water so it wouldn’t be so sweet,” said her father, Ignacio Sepulveda of St. Helena.

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