Indicator Report - Medicaid-Enrolled Children Receiving Dental Services
Why Is This Important?
"Children of low-income families are more likely to have tooth decay. One reason is that many children with public coverage
lack access to dental care. On average, fewer than half of all North Carolinians aged 1-5 years enrolled in Medicaid receive
any dental care in a year." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.
Children Enrolled in Medicaid Who Received Any Dental Service During the Previous 12 Months North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target,
This measure is based on Medicaid data originating from the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance.
The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.
Division of Medical Assistance, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services