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Funding Ending for Model Oral Health Plan for L.A. Kids
California Healthline

After providing dental care for more than 7,000 low-income children under age six, the Center for Oral Health’s WIC Dental Collaborative Project is coming to a close. Advocates who underscore the importance of oral health to overall health lament the June 30 end of the successful initiative when funding expires. “I could cry,” said Harold Slavkin, dean emeritus of the University of Southern California’s Ostrow School of Dentistry. “This kind of program isn’t a big-ticket item, yet doing away with it is bad investing for little people born in poverty.”