Sometimes dentists offer free clinics in schools to give dental care to low-income kids. (Great.) But sometimes also the management companies that run the school clinics over-prescribe treatments—like braces for kids with baby teeth—ostensibly because more treatments means more money from Medicaid. (Not so great.) Sydney P. Freeburg investigates for Bloomberg.
I avoided getting my wisdom teeth taken out for a long time, partially because I was terrified of getting surgery, and partially because I didn't want to pay for it.