February 19, 2013
Mason Atkin, 3, sits in the chair at his father's dentist practice, Bears Ears Dental. Although Lee has built in access to dental care and education with his father, Dr. Lee Atkin DDS, many in Moffat County still lack in education about oral preventative measures.
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Three years ago the roadblock to achieving good oral health for all Northwest Colorado children was a lack of resources and financially feasible care options. While there remains an alarming number of local children who continue to suffer from dental diseases, the root of the problem has switched from one of resources to one of education about preventative care.