The mislaid children: Northern Sask. kids mostly in need of dental care

February 18, 2012

After 29 years of peering in small mouths, Penny Griffith doesn’t recoil anymore.

The dental therapist with a Lac La Ronge Indian Band has turn accustomed to saying preschoolers’ teeth in a state many of us would find intolerable — all 4 baby molars pocked with low pits, and front teeth black and stumpy, literally rotting divided to nothing.

“It’s an supposed thing — a front grin being black and stubby,� a frankly-spoken Griffith says. “It’s so ‘normal’ here that it doesn’t matter.�

Like a sermon of passage, many — some still in diapers — will take a outing south down Highway 2

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