The number of dental clinics in California has been steadily declining over the last few decades.
While the state is the most populous in the US, it has the most dental poverty, with about 25% of the population living below the federal poverty line.
That is a lot of people without access to basic dental care, as a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.
While dentists in California often treat a large number of patients with their own services, they are often out of reach for those who need it most.
In 2016, there were about 3,800 dental offices in the state, but that number has now fallen to just over 2,000, according to a new study by the University of California-Davis.
“Dentists in general, particularly those that specialize in orthodontics and other specialized services, are under-resourced, understaffed, and underfunded,” said Michael Schramm, a professor of dentistry at UC Davis.
“It’s a very serious problem.
It’s not just a matter of dentists, it’s a matter that needs to be addressed across the state.”
In California, there are only a few dental clinics that are licensed by the state and operate independently, according a report by researchers at the University at Albany.
There are also a handful of clinics that have a state license, but are not licensed by California.
There is one dental clinic that is licensed by Nevada, and another dental clinic in New York.
“The number of dentist clinics is extremely low,” said Schramman.
“So the question is, why is this situation not addressed?
There’s no evidence that we have to wait for the state to do something, but it is an area where there’s a lack of state oversight.”
A study by researchers from the University Of California-San Francisco and the University College of London found that there are currently about 500 dentists per 100,000 residents in California.
That number is expected to rise to 1,300 by 2040.
“I think it’s important to look at all the different ways that we can address the problem of dental poverty and not just focusing on one option,” said Dr. John R. Brown, an associate professor of medicine at UC-San Diego and an expert in dental care.
“There are a lot more ways to address the need than just one approach.”
For example, there is a large population of people living in cities who are unable to afford a full-time, in-home dentist.
In California, the average income for a California resident is just $42,000 per year, according the report.
Brown says that may not sound like much, but he says that’s about $2,000 less than the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25 per hour.
“So what’s the incentive for those people to go out and get a full dentist?” asked Brown.
“We’re going to have to address that.”
The researchers found that people who live in areas with more than one clinic were more likely to be underserved.
For example, people living on the north side of Los Angeles and the West Coast were less likely to have access to a full dental clinic than people living elsewhere.
In addition, people who lived in communities with more clinics were more than twice as likely to live in poverty.
There is also a link between poverty and a lack in dental coverage.
For instance, in 2016, about 4% of Californians were uninsured, according data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
That was slightly more than the national average of 2% and a little more than half of all Americans.
While the cost of dental care can be expensive, the study found that dental coverage was one of the least expensive benefits of dental insurance.
The study also found that those who had dental insurance had a higher life expectancy than those without insurance.
“A lot of the things that we’ve heard over the past few years is, ‘It’s unaffordable, so you don’t need insurance,'” said Brown.
It can be covered in the same way as you would any other health care expense.”
Brown is also concerned about what will happen if California’s population continues to grow.
He says that there is no way to predict what the population of the state will look like in 2040, but predicts that there will be about 3 million more people than there are now.
“There are only so many places you can put dentists,” he said.
“I think there’s an expectation that we’ll continue to have a high density of dentors in the future.
That’s not going to happen.
I think we’re going back to where we were about 15 years ago.”
In some parts of the country, dental insurance coverage is available through Medicare or Medicaid.
However, that is not universal.
Many states have health care plans with separate requirements for those with pre-existing conditions. In New