OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It can be difficult to get a cavity filled in rural parts of Nebraska because more than half of the state’s 93 counties are short on dentists, according to a new report.

The Center for Health Policy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center says 20 counties don’t have any dentists and another 31 counties have only 1 or two dentists. And the shortage could get worse: 39 percent of Nebraska’s dentists are nearing retirement.

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