Low-income and uninsured individuals and families often struggle to access dental care. Too often they must live with painful oral disease, which affects their overall health. Or, they land in emergency rooms for expensive treatments that temporarily address their pain, but not their disease. The result, higher healthcare costs and poor overall health.
There are not enough nearby providers able to treat the more than 850,000 adults in Washington with dental coverage through Medicaid (Apple Health). In the first six months of 2014, only 17% of Medicaid-insured adults saw a dentist.
For low-cost care in your region, take a look at this list of community dental clinics.
We support community dental clinics to provide care for those with nowhere else to turn:
We connect low-income children with care at a young age and provide tips to stop tooth decay before it starts.
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