David Monteith

David Monteith is a reporter for KUAR news.

Michael Hibblen / KUAR

Michael Bloomberg, who is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for president, made a stop in Little Rock yesterday for the city's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade.

David Monteith & Jacqueline Froelich / Arkansas Public Media

As more Arkansans go without dental health insurance, there is a need for more free dental services. David Monteith with Arkansas Public Media reports on some of the free dental health clinics around the state. This story is part of a year-long statwide series on oral health produced by APM and supported by Delta Dental of Arkansas.

Michael Hibblen / KUAR

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is nearing the day when it will no longer deliver a daily printed paper. The newspaper has been transitioning its weekday service to an app-only format and plans to print only a Sunday edition of the paper by the beginning of next year.

Daniel Breen / Arkansas Public Media

Telehealth technologies have the potential to improve oral health in Arkansas. Teledentistry, which involves remote examination, diagnosis and treatment, is now widely used by orthodontists across the state, but it is not yet used by most Arkansas dentists. This report is part of a year-long statewide series on oral health produced by Arkansas Public Media and supported by Delta Dental of Arkansas.

David Monteith

Experts say dental hygienists are starting to fill a critical gap in oral health care in Arkansas, given the state has a shortage of dentists, especially in low-income rural districts. David Monteith with Arkansas Public Media reports on the trend and laws.

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