Closing the Dental Divide for Children in Benevis Communities

What is the Dental Divide?

For low-income families with limited or no dental coverage, the dental divide contributes to higher instances of disease and other serious health problems. Children are particularly at risk, because they are most likely to suffer the long-term consequences of poor oral health.

The Report from Benevis covers the deep-rooted forces behind the dental divide and its dire repercussions, especially for children in our nation's most vulnerable communities. 

Watch our short video to learn more about:

- The impact of oral health on overall health
- The importance of building good oral health at a young age
- Medicaid's role in children's access to dental care
- Actions to close the dental divide

Watch Dental Divide Video