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The Impact of the Elimination of Adult Dental Benefits from Denti-Cal on the California Dental Safety Net

Author(s): 

Elizabeth Mertz, Sonia Rab Alam, Cynthia Wides

Date: 
Nov. 21, 2012

This research brief presents a qualitative assessment of the impacts of the elimination of dental benefits for Medicaid-eligible adults in California on the oral health safety-net workforce. To understand the workforce impacts, this study examined the effects of the policy change on patient utilization, financing, and operations across 14 sites in the California oral health safety-net.