By Jenny Kattlove | January 2013
Medi-Cal’s dental program will soon provide dental services to about 50 percent of California’s children. Yet, the program has proven to be inadequate to meet their needs. This Issue Brief spotlights stories of children enrolled in Medi-Cal trying to access dental care. The Brief highlights the challenges facing Medi-Cal in providing dental care to children, examines the State’s efforts to address these problems, and provides an action plan to help the program serve its growing number of enrollees.
--To read more stories of families who have struggled to access needed dental care for their children, visit Meet the Children Behind the Issue.
--To read about TCP’s efforts to improve the oral health of California’s underserved children, please visit Dental Health Agenda for Children.