Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

New Requirements Help Take A Bite Out Of Tooth Decay In Kids

It is the most common chronic childhood disease, and across Arizona and the nation, there are new requirements that could help take a bite out of kids' tooth decay. Pediatric dental care is one of the essential benefits under the Affordable Care Act, meaning childhood dental care must be offered, whether it is part of a health plan or as an optional stand-alone. That should help get more children in the chair, says Doctor Paul Reggiardo with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
 
As a result of the ACA, it is estimated that as many as 8.7 million people 21-years-old and younger will gain dental coverage nationwide by 2018.

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