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Oral Health
Oral Health Program Description


Oral health care is a fundamental aspect of overall well-being and is especially important during child and adolescent development. According to the Pew Center on the States, Connecticut has made significant progress in achieving six of eight benchmarks aimed at addressing children’s dental health needs, and now ranks fourth nationwide on its ability to provide oral health care access to children.  However, less than half of Connecticut children with HUSKY insurance receive dental care annually.[i]  READ MORE



 

[i] The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children. The Pew Center on the States. February 2010. http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/costofdelay

The Children's Dental Health Project released survey data today showing that nearly 4 in 10 Americans are delaying dental visits due to concerns about the costs they would incur. The survey also shows that roughly one-third of respondents reported that either they or a family member have "a toothache or other problem with [their] teeth or gums that needs to be addressed."

 

You can get background on the survey and access the results here.