Original Publication Date
Virginia Dental Journal
Date of Submission
The study evaluated the impact of the Virginia Medicaid dental benefit on dental services utilization among pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid. Data from a total of 10,395 women who had at least one dental claim during the 2015-2017 period were included in the study. The number of dental visits and dental services utilized per person grew from an average of 2.2 visits and 7 services in 2015 to 3.1 visits and 10.5 services in 2017, respectively. In 2017, of all dental services used, 6% were for preventive services and 59% were for treatment services. Continued efforts and targeted interventions are required to improve the oral health of pregnant women enrolled in Virginia Medicaid.
Is Part Of
VCU Philips Institute for Oral Health Research Publications