California Clinic Brings Free Dental Care to Developmentally Disabled

 By (@katiemoisse)

Jan. 18, 2012

For most adults, a cavity calls for a quick prick of Novocain and a 20-minute filling. But for 40-year-old Tina Lumbley of Moreno Valley, Calif., the routine procedure was a day-long ordeal.

Lumbley has autism, a developmental disorder that makes the sounds, smells, tastes and bright lights of the dentist’s office overwhelming.

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