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There are No Dentists in my Area

  • Roughly one in four (5,073,822) Floridians live in a Dental Care Health Professional Shortage Area.  

  • More than 2.7 million visits to the ER in 2017 were tied to preventable dental problems.

  • More than 23% of 3rd graders in Florida have untreated tooth decay.

Living with Sickle Cell, Seeking Dental Care

By Mikaya W., Leon County


"When I tried to find a dentist for my kids, there wasn’t a dentist in Tallahassee that would accept them. So our only choice was to find a doctor in Panama City, which was two to three hours away." 



By telling us your story, you help speak for people who may be facing issues just like yours. You have the opportunity to help change the future for millions of Floridians.

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Submit your story using the form below. After you submit your story, a member of our staff may contact you to learn more about your situation and to ensure that Florida Voices for Health understands your story in detail.

Florida Voices for Health will match participants with opportunities to share their stories publicly. Opportunities may include: requests from the media, policymakers, and advocates; use in our online efforts; and use in our policy briefs.

We will always ask your permission before we release any contact information or highlight your story, and you can always opt out of any opportunity.

By submitting your story you agree to our consent and release guidelines.

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