In recent years, the state of dental care in America has been a topic of much discussion. Although there are many areas for concern, one of the biggest has been the high rates of Americans who do not receive the preventive dental care they need. HealthDay news reports that between 23% and 43% of Americans did not receive preventive dental care in 2009, depending on race and ethnicity. One of the challenges contributing to these high rates of individuals not receiving proper care is expense. For those facing such challenges, Penn Dental Medicine’s dental health clinics can make a significant difference.