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Opportunities To Use Medicaid in Support of Access to Oral Health Care Services

Medicaid is a significant source of financing for oral health services, particularly for children and adolescents. Almost universally, however, Medicaid programs identify access to dental care as a significant and persistent problem for persons with Medicaid.  Oral health status and access to dental services are issues for all populations served by Medicaid.  This document from HRSA discusses some of the most critical issues in improving oral health access through Medicaid.