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Community & Family Health
Access to Baby & Child Dentistry
Access to Baby and Child Dentistry
First Tooth-First Birthday-First Dental Visit - that's the goal
Tooth decay, although preventable, is the most common chronic disease of children aged 5-17 years. It is five times more common than asthma. Since 1995, the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) Program has been available to help families so their children can be seen by a dentist by the age of one.
What can ABCD do for you and your children?
Provide your child with access to a dentist trained to care for young children
Give your child a great start in life by making sure all baby teeth are healthy
Provide positive dental experiences
Prevent your child from experiencing pain and discomfort of dental disease by seeing the dentist early
Provide education about dental health
Who is eligible?
hildren from birth up to their 6th birthday who have or are eligible for Apple Health (Provider One) and
Resident of Island County
What are the benefits?
Two dental exams per year
Up to three fluoride varnish applications per year
Loretta D. Bezold RN BSN IBCLC