The WSDA's Dental Referral Program for Children launched earlier this month and has received great exposure from Washington's media outlets. The WSDA thanks the media outlets that covered this story as it's essential for Washingtonians to know that all children in Washington must now have dental insurance. The Dental Referral Program for Children offers a toll free number and website to help Washington parents connect their children to local dentists that accept their children’s insurance.
WSDA established the toll free number to help parents navigate the new pediatric dental benefit available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As part of health care reform implementation, children in Washington state are required to have dental coverage. This means routine exams, cleanings, x-rays, and fillings will be covered by their health plan or a stand-alone dental plan. WSDA wants to ensure that those who want to use this benefit can do so. Parents can call 877-239-1011 or visit www.wsda.org/children, to participate in the program.
Below are examples of media coverage this subject has received.