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Kathy O’Meara-Wyman, Managing Director, discusses the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry program

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2010 Smile Survey Overview

Untreated decay among low-income preschoolers was cut in half over the last five years, from 26 percent in 2005 to 13 percent in 2010. Read more good news in the 2010 Washington State Smile Survey, the latest statewide assessment of children’s oral health in Washington. Download the 2010 Smile Survey Overview.

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Spokane dental program for kids spreads throughout Washington

A program that helps kids keep their teeth clean started in Spokane is now a national model. Access to Baby and Child Dentistry helps kids get the dental care they need. The program has already helped tens of thousands of children in the region and has saved money. Read more at KREM.com

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Golf tournament raises over $9,000 for dental program

The annual ABCD Golf Tournament at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick is the only fundraiser for the Benton-Franklin Access to Baby and Child Dentistry program, which also receives money from the state’s Health Care Authority.

Read more at the Tri-City Herald

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Lack of access of oral health care a critical problem

Too many Americans lack access to oral health care, which can have serious consequences for overall health, finds a new national report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council. Dr. Frederick Rivara, MD, of the University of Washington School of Medicine, was chair of the committee that wrote the report.

Learn more at The Othello Outlook

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