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California’s Dental Program Gains Patients While Losing Dentists

California’s dental program for the poor is falling short.

A new state review of the Denti-Cal program, shows between 2009 and 2014, the number of children enrolled in the Denti-Cal program increased by nearly 40 percent.

But the number of dentists who treated Denti-Cal patients decreased by almost 14 percent. Denti-Cal pays less than one-third of the commercial insurance rate.