Oral Health in Washington
By third grade nearly 6 out of 10 children in Washington State suffer from tooth decay. While less statewide data currently exists for seniors, less than one-quarter of Medicaid-insured adults over the age of 55 received dental care in 2015. Both of these statistics point to the urgent need for advocates and policymakers in Washington to work together to promote prevention and improve oral health.
2015 Report: Washington State Apple Health Dental Program Facts and Figures FY 2008 – FY 2014. The report provides a comprehensive look at six-year trends in dental utilization, services received, and costs for Apple Health-insured children and adults in Washington State.