How a North Carolina program boosted preventive oral health services for low-income children.

@article{Rozier2010HowAN,
  title={How a North Carolina program boosted preventive oral health services for low-income children.},
  author={R. Gary Rozier and Sally C. Stearns and Bhavna T. Pahel and Rocio B Quinonez and Jeongyoung Park},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={
          2278-85
        }
}
Dental caries (tooth decay), the most common chronic disease affecting young children, is exacerbated by limited access to preventive dental services for low-income children. To address this problem, North Carolina implemented a program to reimburse physicians for up to six preventive oral health visits for Medicaid-enrolled children younger than age three. Analysis of physician and dentist Medicaid claims from the period 2000-2006 shows that the program greatly increased preventive oral health… CONTINUE READING
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