Dental care out of reach for many poor Indy residents

In Indianapolis’ 10 poorest census tracts, 60 percent of residents had not visited a dentist within 12 months, according to an IBJ analysis of CDC and Census Bureau research. But in the 10 tracts with the lowest poverty rates, just 25 percent hadn’t.

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Mayor Joe Hogsett tries to chip away at poverty

The mayor said his administration has been “very intentional and purposeful” in trying to address the fact that more than 20 percent of Indianapolis residents—and a third of Indianapolis children—live in poverty.

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