Status: Little or no detectable change
Increase the proportion of low income youth who have a preventive dental visit
Untreated tooth decay can lead to problems like pain and infections. Regular dental care can prevent these problems, but many children and adolescents in the United States — especially in low-income families — don’t get preventive dental care. Training non-dental providers to do oral screenings, talk to caregivers about oral health, and refer patients to dental care can help more children and adolescents get preventive oral health care.
Workgroup: Oral Health Workgroup
1. Target has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.
2. Baseline has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.