Wisconsinites with severe disabilities are being forced to wait years for dental care in some cases. Naomi Kowles investigates the crisis.

IOWA COUNTY, Wis. — Trent Scullion’s life began with death.

It was 32 years ago that Trent’s mother Karen said his heart stopped beating twice during his long-overdue birth and subsequent medical procedures. Oxygen at one point was cut off to his brain. At four months old, doctors diagnosed him with cerebral palsy. He’s never walked or talked (with a small exception for a few forceful words), and has lived in a wheelchair since he was 2 years old.

Investigative Reporter

Naomi Kowles is an investigative reporter for WISC-TV News 3 Now and Channel3000.com. If you have an investigative story you would like her to look into, she can be contacted at nkowles@wisctv.com.