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Member Research and Reports

UNC Study: N.C. Dental Program Increases Preventive Services, Reduces Cavities in Children

In 2000, the State of North Carolina launched “Into the Mouths of Babes,” a program designed to promote dentists and physicians using an interdisciplinary approach to reducing cavities in young, low-income children. The program has led to a significant increase in the number of children under four years old receiving preventive dental care, even as the overall numbers of children qualifying for the program has expanded by more than 30 percent.