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Adult dental care: Making the case for coverage
Santa Cruz Sentinel

For many of us, going to the dentist is a scary prospect. Here’s an even scarier scenario: not being able to go to the dentist at all. Half of all residents in our county lack dental insurance and live with that scenario year after year.

The reasons are many. In 2009, California’s Medicaid plan, Medi-Cal, stopped providing its Denti-Cal coverage as part of drastic statewide cost-cutting measures.