teeth http://michiganradio.org en Report: Preventable dental problems costing Michigan ERs http://michiganradio.org/post/report-preventable-dental-problems-costing-michigan-ers <p><a href="http://www.andersoneconomicgroup.com/Publications/Detail/tabid/125/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8068/The-Cost-of-DentalRelated-Emergency-Room-Visits-in-Michigan.aspx">A new report</a> says preventable dental treatment is taking a bite out of Michigan hospital emergency room budgets.</p><p></p><p>The Anderson Economic Group study says in 2011, about 7,000 people with cavities, abscesses, and other preventable dental problems showed up in Michigan ERs. &nbsp;About 1,000 needed to be hospitalized.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:58:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 17294 at http://michiganradio.org Report: Preventable dental problems costing Michigan ERs Michigan prison inmate owes $353 after losing teeth trial http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-prison-inmate-owes-353-after-losing-teeth-trial <p>MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan inmate who blamed prison officials for his bad teeth has another cavity to fill: a $353 bill for his failed lawsuit.<br><br> A judge has ordered Jerry Flanory to pay for transcript costs, copy fees and a nominal $20 for the state's cost of the one-day trial. The money will go to the state of Michigan.<br><br> Flanory claimed his teeth and gums suffered because he was cut off from toothpaste at a prison in the Upper Peninsula. The state denied the allegations and said the Flint man had only five teeth when he entered prison.<br> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:13:01 +0000 The Associated Press 9297 at http://michiganradio.org Trial starting over Michigan inmate's bad tooth http://michiganradio.org/post/trial-starting-over-michigan-inmates-bad-tooth <p>MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - An inmate who blames Michigan prison officials for gum disease is getting his day in court.<br><br> Jerry Flanory's lawsuit against three people is going to trial Monday in federal court in Marquette. He claims he lost a tooth in 2006 and suffered gum disease because he was denied toothpaste as a punishment for not attending prison classes.<br><br> The state says the doomed tooth was already loose and that Flanory had access to plenty of toothpaste.<br> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 15:39:15 +0000 The Associated Press 9106 at http://michiganradio.org