Area dentists should be ashamed; they dont serve needy clients

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2003

RE: Recent article on new dental clinic for the needy.

Local dentists have brought a whole new definition to the word "mean-spirited." Their refusal to see those less fortunate (especially children) is well known in the community. However, their recent unified opposition to the new dental clinic in Kenai which is there to serve the needy, is unprecedented.

They don't see the poor anyway, yet they had the nerve to write the clinic's source of funding to get it terminated.

This clinic which has already received hundreds of calls for health care, is only an imaginary threat to the economic well-being of our local dental association.

They all cry the usual themes of all their time spent in school, their large after college debt, their cost to set up shop etc.

So what? Other health-care types in the community have the usual financial struggles yet most do their share of the "charity load."

Look at your dental bill next time and ask yourself "How much is enough for people who aren't even real doctors?"

Fred McLeod, Sterling

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