A recent audit of Denti-Cal, the State's dental program that serves children with Medi-Cal, indicates that services have been provided to fewer than 50% of enrolled children. The root of the problem is thought to be too few providers participating in the program due to low reimbursement rates. Advocates have expressed concern about the problem worsening with Medi-Cal expansion. Below are links to two articles about the audit, the audit report itself which discusses the gaps and challenges in overcoming the gaps, resources to assist Denti-Cal providers, and information about the comprehensive Denti-Cal services for pregnant beneficiaries.
Audit: Denti-Cal Failing To Serve Half of Children in Program (California Healthline)
Denti-Cal Offers Free Provider Assistance