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Medi-Cal Dental Cavity Assessment Program Treats High Risk Children


Did you know that dental cavities are the most common disease among children? Under Medi-Cal Dental’s cavity prevention program, high risk children between the ages of 1 and 6 can receive additional dental services at Western Dental offices in certain pilot counties.

What does that mean for children covered under Medi-Cal Dental?

This means even more covered dental visits for children identified to be at a higher risk for cavities (caries).


Where do I get this assessment done?

Parents can bring their children (ages 1 to 6, covered under Medi-Cal) into a qualifying Western Dental office and request the Domain II Caries Assessment from a trained dental professional.


Why should I bring my child in?

Children may be eligible for more visits for covered checkups and cleanings. With the additional care dentists can help reduce the risk of cavities and children can experience improved oral health and habits over time.


How much does it cost?

The program is no cost for those who qualify. If your child is assessed to be high risk for cavities, Medi-Cal Dental will provide additional dental care without additional fees out of pocket.


Why was this program started?

The goal of this Medi-Cal Dental initiative is to prevent and reduce cavities and other oral diseases by providing a wider range of preventive dental care to those most at risk. Improving the oral health of children has a positive long-term impact on the economics of families and insurance providers.


Western Dental has more than 350 dentists in 175 offices who are trained to provide this service to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. If you believe your child may be eligible, please call your dental office to schedule a visit today.



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