Changing Landscape of Pediatric Dentistry after Cuts in Adult Medicaid Dental Services

Sponsor: California Society of Pediatric Dentistry

Location(s): United States


To describe the changing landscape of dental services in California for the Medicaid -eligible pediatric population after the elimination of most adult dental benefits. Denti -Cal data for provider participation rates and pediatric dental claims were collected from California Department of Health and Human Services(2005 -2011), descriptive quantitative analysis used.
-Interviews were conducted with key informants across California who had been at their sites/clinics continuously since 2009.(8 telephone and 4 in –person interviews, an administrative data form). Verbatim transcripts were analyzed to examine changes in utilization, finances, and operations of safety
-net providers across California