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Dental program for poor children improving
Sacramento Bee

Dental managed care plans that came under fire last year for failing to treat large numbers of poor children in Sacramento and Los Angeles counties have made significant strides toward getting those children into dentists’ chairs, according to a report submitted to the state Legislature last week.

In 2012, 43.7 percent of Sacramento children with Medi-Cal – the government insurance program for the poor – saw a dentist, the report by the Department of Health Care Services shows.