It’s been two years since a Prince George’s County boy died after a tooth abscess became a more serious infection. His case was rare, but dentists say that tooth decay is the most common childhood disease — far more common than ailments like asthma. We’ll explore the state of dental health in our region and what’s being done to alert parents to this little-discussed public health issue.


  • Mark Nuger, DDS Dentist (offices in Columbia & Glen Burnie, MD); and President, Maryland State Dental Association
  • John Colmers Secretary, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Ryle Bell, DDS Dentist (offices in DC); and Associate Dean, Howard University College of Dentistry

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