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Dental Clinic Welcomes Especially Challenging Patients

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Miami Herald
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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Nova Southeastern University offers a dental clinic that welcomes patients who have very specialized needs: people with mental illness or a physical disability, such as cerebral palsy, that makes an ordinary dentist’s office hard to navigate, the Miami Herald reports. More than half a million Florida residents who have mental or physical disabilities went without dental care last year, the state found.  
 

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