Wisconsin Department Seeks Innovative Solutions To Expand Dental Care Access

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Wisconsin Department of Health is requesting information from advocates, counties, organizations, and oral health care providers on how to create a new system that will expand access to dental care for children and families in Wisconsin.

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The Department is interested in solutions that will address the access problem on a local, regional, or statewide basis.

"Governor Doyle has identified $8.8 million in on-going Medicaid funding to be used to transform the dental delivery system as part of his BadgerCare Plus initiative," said Secretary Kevin Hayden. "Dental decay is the number one chronic disease of childhood, particularly among low-income children who often don't have access to a dentist. Severe dental problems can make it harder for children to do well in school because they are in pain

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