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Consumers who had coverage but did not receive preventive dental services had a 19 percent higher rate of trips to the emergency room than those with coverage who received preventive dental services. (Photo: Shuterrstock)

Getting preventive dental care could be the catalyst in lowering costs for patients with chronic medical conditions.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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