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Children without annual dental care in Maryland

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Definition and Source



Percent of children enrolled in HealthChoice (with any period of enrollment) without a dental encounter during the calendar year.

Data Source

2005-2006: Maryland Dental Action Committee Report
2007: Health Choice Dental Access Report
2008-present: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's methodology from 2008 onward analyzes all children enrolled in Medicaid managed care and FFS programs, instead of children's managed care enrollment alone.

Jurisdictional data is unavailable. 

Last Updated

August 2023