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Sacramento region scrambles to confront new ‘dental care crisis’
Sacramento Bee

The last in a long line of Northern California hospitals abruptly announced last week it will discontinue dental surgery programs, igniting a scramble by community health leaders to solve what they termed yet another “dental care crisis” in Sacramento County.

Sutter Medical Center is just the latest health system to shut down its dental surgery program over concern for the bottom line.  Sutter’s decision leaves the region with no hospital willing to brave financial losses in order to serve such vulnerable patients as severely autistic adults who must undergo costly anesthesia to endure dental work.