Access

Everyone should have access to dental care, as dental care is essential for overall health. We are determined to expand dental coverage for lower-income families by:

  • Engaging the public and decision-makers around the value of oral health to help protect and improve dental benefits for lower-income families.
  • Helping lower-income young children access dental care through the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry program. · Providing care through our SmileMobile to children and pregnant women in rural and underserved communities.
  • Developing, testing and spreading tools and supports needed for serving high-risk patients, including older adults, pregnant women and people with diabetes. · Supporting community dental clinics to provide care to those in need and linking people to community clinic for dental care. · Partnering with Tribes to explore new workforce and service delivery models.

For more information about expanding access to dental care, contact Dianne Riter.