Pew’s Children’s Dental Campaign promotes policies to expand dental care for America’s children. We conduct and commission research to define issues, identify solutions, and assess how states are responding to dental care challenges. We work with professionals with extensive expertise in dental health policy at the state and national levels.
Reports, testimony, and other materials by Pew’s dental experts are helping to drive policy changes in a number of states.
RESEARCH from the Project
- Children's Dental Campaign
This 2009 report looked at how access to dental care has become an increasingly serious problem for many people in the United States, particularly for children. There is a shortage of private dentists and a limited availability of affordable, or government-supported dental care. This is further compounded by the small number of private dentists willing to participate in public health insurance programs, or treat young children and other underserved populations, especially in rural areas.more