Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD)
The Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) is a Washington State program to improve oral health and to increase access to dental care for Medicaid eligible children less than six years of age. There are three main program objectives:
- Reduce the incidence of early childhood carries by increasing early access to, and utilization of preventive and restorative care for the target Medicaid eligible population.
- Ensure positive childhood dental experiences that lay the foundation for life long ongoing oral health care at home, as well as with dental service providers.
- Establish patterns of oral health care that extend to other family members including primary caregiver(s).
Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) emphasizes preventive dental care, enrollment by first birthday, positive early dental experiences, and parent education
Eligibility: Children 0-5 years of age, with DSHS medical coupons.
For more information about the program or to refer families, contact:
Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access (WAHA)
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