Letter: Oral health advocates aim to reduce Colorado’s ‘dental desert’

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A recent Colorado Health Institute report, highlighted on Colorado Public Radio, cited a record increase in the number of Colorado residents who have dental coverage under Medicaid and the lack of provider access to meet their dental needs. With a record 1.1 million people now covered for dental care under Medicaid, it’s true that the “dental desert” has been heating up in Colorado over the last few years. While access to dental providers in rural and low-income areas of Colorado may be limited today, oral health advocates in Colorado have been working hard towards solutions that continue to address oral health equity by working to create access to dental care throughout Colorado. Read the full article here >>