Access to Care in the HUSKY Program: Achieving Our Goals for Dental Care

Back • Publication Date: February 19th, 2007

Authors: Mary Alice Lee, Ph.D., Rafael Mejia

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All children need regular dental care to prevent and treat dental problems. Every child in HUSKY A should receive preventive dental care services twice a year, beginning with an initial screening visit at 2 years of age. However, just 41 percent of children enrolled in HUSKY A received at least one preventive dental care visit in 2005. This is essentially unchanged from the previous year, and up only 6 percentage points in the past 5 years. At the current rate of progress, it will be 2044 before all children enrolled in HUSKY receive one preventive dental care visit each year.