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Annual dental visits in Pennsylvania

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Why This Indicator Matters

Immunizations, screenings, regular dental care, well-child visits and access to nutritious food are all part of ensuring a healthy start for children. Poor oral health can impact the health of the whole body and a child’s overall quality of life. No child should have to fall behind in school because a toothache or severe mouth pain distract from learning. When children have access to regular dental visits for prevention and treatment, they are on a path to be healthier, ready to learn and grow.
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Definition and Source



The percent of children and adolescents between the ages of 2 to 20 who were continuously insured and had a dental visit during the measurement year.

Data Source

PPC's report & source documentation can be found at


A weighted average is calculated for this indicator to provide a reflection of the actual percent served within each age group.

The year represents when the PPC or HEDIS reports were published.

Updated December 2022.

Last Updated

December 2022