Dental Workforce Capacity and California's Expanding Pediatric Medicaid Population


Carrie Tsai, Cynthia Wides, Elizabeth Mertz

Nov. 01, 2014

The number of children eligible for Medicaid dental coverage in California will increase to nearly 5 million because of the Affordable Care Act the transition of nearly 880,000 children from California's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to Medicaid. This study assesses the dental capacity to serve this population. Supply projections indicate that deficits are likely in rural and urban counties after the CHIP population is and the ACA is fully implemented.

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