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Washington Dentists launch the Dental Referral Program for Children to coincide with Affordable Care Act implementation
The Washington State Dental Association (WSDA) has established a toll free number and website to help parents connect their children to local dentists that accept their children’s insurance. This initiative, called the Dental Referral Program for Children, coincides with the January 1, 2014 implementation of mandatory pediatric dental coverage for all children in Washington state.
Adult dental Medicaid funding was restored for thousands of adults on January 1. For three years, a comprehensive Medicaid benefit has only provided to 38,000 of the states nearly 500,000 Medicaid-eligible adults. During this time, most Medicaid-eligible adults only had access to emergent care.
Editor’s Note: For some years, UWSoD students have been making the trek to Jamaica to deliver dental care to the island’s underserved population. We asked them to write a little about their experiences there. What follows are their observations, in their own words.