Almost half of all kids in California are enrolled in Denti-Cal, the state’s public dental insurance program. But, there are far too few dentists to serve them and so the Denti-Cal system isn’t doing what it’s meant to do. This is bad news for taxpayers, schools and, most importantly, kids. See the dramatic full story in Children Now‘s new infographic (also below).
In addition to the infographic, Children Now built two interactive maps to let you see how Denti-Cal kids in your county are faring compared to other counties. Please share these resources with others to help build the awareness and momentum needed to change the situation.
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