PLANTATION, FL – Feb. 6, 2012 – My dental wish is
for my sister,” wrote Shane Anderson of Lakeland, Fla. “The pain that she is enduring
often makes it impossible for her to eat.”
Last month, Anderson, along with more than 800 people from across the country, entered
a Dental Wish” Facebook contest by sharing their dental care stories for
the chance to win $2,012 towards dental work this year.
Anderson’s story about his sister, 19-year-old Kayla, was voted by Facebook fans
as the most deserving of the money towards dental bills. Two runners-up also won
a free discount dental plan to save 10% to 60% on most dental care procedures at
a selection of more than 100,000 dentists nationwide.
Kayla, who suffered from multiple infections and broken teeth in 2011, has a medical
condition that causes her body to produce abnormally low levels of calcium—creating
an increase in cavities and tooth decay.
In the contest entry, Anderson also shared the following about his sister’s dental
pain, “We have been to the emergency room numerous times. But they cannot do anything
for her and the free insurance she has does not cover dental work.”
Kayla’s road to dental care recovery begins in February when she will meet with
Dr. James Hancock to begin treatment. She will also use a discount dental plan,
included with her prize, to save money on her dental work.
As evident by the stories and amount of entries taken in by DentalPlans.com’s Facebook
contest, as well as several reports released in recent years, dental care is becoming
an economical luxury for many Americans.
A 2012 Consumer Reports survey of more than 50,000 respondents revealed
that the biggest reason people delay dental care is cost. In addition, one in four
Americans under 65 has no dental insurance, according to the U.S. National Center
for Health Statistics.
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