Clinics Help Increase Access to Pediatric Dental Services
Clinics such as the new Children's Dental Center of Sunnyvale are helping to increase access to pediatric dental care among low-income populations. In Alameda County, many dentists do not accept government-subsidized insurance programs such as Denti-Cal, the dental benefit under Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program. Dental clinics -- which typically receive lower reimbursement rates for Denti-Cal than for private insurance -- often receive funding support from larger health care organizations or philanthropic foundations.
- "Community Clinics Help Meet Children's Dental Needs" (Lee, San Jose Mercury News, 7/21).