HUSKY A Provides Dental Care For More Children in 2003

Back • Publication Date: April 13th, 2005

Authors: Mary Alice Lee, PhD

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Thousands more children are receiving dental care from the state’s HUSKY health insurance program, continuing a three-year trend of gradual improvement, according to this study. However, despite these gains, most children (60%) enrolled in HUSKY did not get any preventive dental care. Although pediatric and dental health care guidelines call for two preventive visits per year, few children (13%) had more than one preventive visit in 2003.