Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) program staff help eligible kids access ABCD-certified dentists by providing case management and technical assistance.
If a child has Apple Health (Medicaid), he/she is eligible to receive the following through ABCD:
Children who participate in the ABCD program are more likely to have their first dental visit before age 2 and receive care before oral health problems arise. They also have the opportunity to receive dental care from one of more than 100 ABCD-certified dentists in Spokane County.
The goal of ABCD is to reduce the extent of disparities in dental health for Spokane’s young children by decreasing dental disease rates with early access to preventative dental care. ABCD emphasizes early intervention, prevention, education and comprehensive care.
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Children enrolled in ABCD program94%
Of parents reported that their child had visited a dentist at least yearly.
The ABCD program at Spokane Regional Health District is funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority and ARCORA Foundation.
Children under age 6 using Washington state’s Apple Health/Provider One medical coverage are eligible for the ABCD program.
For additional information, see state-wide website.
Baby teeth are an important part of child development. Baby teeth are needed for transitioning to solid foods and adopting healthy eating habits and are important for pronunciation and language development. They also maintain space for permanent teeth and help with a positive self-image. American Dental Association (ADA) recommends children see a dentist by first tooth or first birthday.
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