Tag Archives: Children’s dental care

  • Access to dental care in the U.S. is a severe problem for young children, underscored by the fact that only a quarter of all children under six had a dental visit in 2004. In an effort to address these access issues, many states have begun reimbursing medical providers for delivering basic oral health services to […]

    June 24, 2009 | Filed under: Oral Health, Publications
  • Access to dental care is an increasingly serious problem for many people in the United States, particularly for children.  There is a shortage of private dentists and a limited availability of affordable, or government-supported dental care. This is further compounded by the small number of private dentists willing to participate in public health insurance programs, […]

    June 4, 2009 | Filed under: Oral Health, Publications
  • This paper focuses on the policy, financing, and workforce challenges that must be addressed to improve access to oral health care for young children, particularly those that are underserved at present.   Until recently, little attention has been given to ensuring that the oral health needs of young children are met before they enter school. […]

    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Oral Health, Publications