Over 100 dentists in Spokane County are certified to participate in the ABCD program. Program staff work closely with these dentists, providing case management with ABCD parents, and technical assistance on ABCD program administration. For additional information, see our state-wide website.
If your child has Apple Health (Medicaid), he/she is eligible to receive the following:
ABCD program at Spokane Regional Health District is funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority and ARCORA Foundation.
Baby teeth are important! Baby teeth are needed for good nutrition,
important for pronunciation and language development, 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.
Children enrolled in ABCD program94%
Of parents reported that their child had visited a dentist at least yearly.
Keep healthy snacks handy. Offer children fresh fruit, veggies, cheese, yogurt and lots of water. Help your child get in the habit of brushing their teeth after meals or twice a day.
“"ABCD emphasizes early intervention, prevention, education and comprehensive care." ”
The goal of ABCD is to reduce the extent of disparities in dental health for Washington’s young children by decreasing dental disease rates with early access to preventative dental care.
Learn how to make sure your baby has good dental health!