California’s School-Based Dental Care Pilot Project Effective, Report Finds
A new report by Pew Charitable Trusts finds that a California pilot program designed to bring dental hygienists to day care centers, nursing homes and schools is effective at delivering basic dental care to patients. However, the pilot project needs additional funding because it cannot be sustained solely on Medi-Cal payments, according to the report. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program.
- "School-Based Dental Care in California Works, Study Says" (Bartolone, "KXJZ News," Capital Public Radio, 6/30).