Despite State’s Efforts To Improve Care For Denti-Cal Patients, Access Still A Major Issue
The Department of Health Care Services says less than a quarter of adults on Medi-Cal saw a dentist within the last year.
Access To Care For Denti-Cal Patients Remains Challenging
In a hearing before the Little Hoover Commission in late March, state health officials said the number of dentists who treat Denti-Cal patients has declined by eight percent over the last five years. That's no surprise, given the challenges California's low-income dental program has faced. (Goldberg, 4/5)