More people skipping dentist appointments during pandemic

Alonzo Osche

SALT LAKE CITY — Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic fewer people have gone to the dentist, Dr. Jeri Bullock, associate dean of clinical affairs for the University of Utah School of Dentistry, said.

“We have seen a significant decrease in the number of patients we are seeing,” she said.

Many people, like Spencer Nicholas, said they are skipped dental appointments because of concerns over the virus.

“I wasn’t going to go somewhere and have somebody work in my mouth,” he said.

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