Arcora Foundation, the foundation of Delta Dental of Washington, is hoping to secure funding in the state’s supplemental operating budget this year to expand outreach to connect lower-income patients to oral health care.
In truth, there’s not much of a health case to drink any beverage other than water after the age of 2.
A mixture of gains and losses in oral disease prevalence illustrates disparities by race/ethnicity and income.
Two bills aimed at expanding and increasing access to the Access to Baby & Child Dentistry (ABCD) program are moving forward this legislative session.
Sales of sugar-sweetened beverages at stores in Seattle dropped about 30.5% in the months after the city adopted a tax on such beverages.
Dental care often has been one of the most requested services at the SKCC. On Thursday, the first day of the SKCC, the clinic set aside about 500 tickets for dental care. Staff said all of those tickets had been given out by 9 a.m. Thursday.
Dental health is a key component of overall systemic health. We need to expand the good work that the ABCD program, a true leader nationally, is currently undertaking every day.
On January 25, 1945, Grand Rapids, Mich. became the first US city to fluoridate its drinking water, thus guaranteeing the optimal balance of fluoride to strengthen teeth and prevent cavities. Since then, major cities, suburban communities, small towns and military bases throughout the US have followed suit.
ABCD in Yakima County is truly a success story, at 66.2%, leading the state — and the nation — in the percent of lower-income children from birth to age 6 who are receiving dental care. The number of our county’s children receiving care has nearly tripled since 1999.
Throughout the day, senior health care executives and health policy leaders took the stage at the 2020 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference to offer quick insights into their thinking on Washington State health care and health policy in 2020. This conversation features Arcora Foundation President & CEO Diane Oakes.