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Too few kids getting preventive dental care, reports say
Merced Sun-Star

More than half of California’s emergency room visits for dental problems are from kids younger than 6, but only a little more than a third of children in this age group are receiving preventive care, according to a recent report.

This means children are not getting the recommended dental care, experts say, and the most vulnerable are low-income children enrolled in Denti-Cal, a public insurance program under Medi-Cal.

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