Report: The State of Children’s Dental Health: Making Coverage Matter
An estimated 16.5 million children go without dental care each year. States play a key role in ensuring that low-income children have access to basic, preventive dental care. A new report, The State of Children’s Dental Health: Making Coverage Matter, finds that more than half of states are doing a poor job. The report was produced by the Pew Center on the States with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the DentaQuest Foundation.
Pew assessed and graded states and the District of Columbia on eight proven policy solutions that ensure dental health and access to care. A 50-state report card shows that just seven states earned an “A” and that 23 states received a “C” or lower.
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