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Restored Medi-Cal Dental Adult Benefit is Improving Access to Periodontal Treatment in Adult

For several years, CPEHN and its grassroots community partners, such as Korean Resources Center and Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles advocated for the full restoration of adult dental benefits to improve oral health access for adults in California. In 2017, California finally restored the remaining adult dental benefits not already restored in 2014, including deep cleanings to treat periodontitis. 

An estimated 42% of adults in the United States age 30 or above have periodontitis, with even higher rates among low-income adults.

Check out CPEHN's factsheet here.

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