MEDIA ADVISORY: Florida County-Level ER Dental Visit Data Available

LAKE WORTH, Fla., Feb. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pew Center on the States on Monday reported tremendous nationwide growth in emergency room visits for many easily prevented dental problems. In Florida, emergency room visits doubled between 2008 and 2010, totaling more than 115,000 visits and generating more than $88 million in medical charges. Pew obtained its Florida information from a Florida Public Health Institute (FPHI) study released in December 2011.