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After reform, a million more kids will be insured – but will they be able to find a dentist?

When Maggie Cardenas heard she could get her children’s teeth cleaned at her Women, Infants and Children’s Program (WIC) office in Yreka, she brought three of her children in right away. The dental hygienist who cleaned her eldest daughter’s teeth told Cardenas that she saw a grey spot on one of six-year-old Sunshine’s back molars that needed to be checked by a dentist. Cardenas, whose husband is out of work, has been on Medi-Cal since 2006.