Children without annual dental care

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Definitions: Percent of children enrolled in HealthChoice (with any period of enrollment) without a dental encounter during the calendar year.

Data Source: 2005-2006: Maryland Dental Action Committee Report
2007: Health Choice Dental Access Report
2008-present: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Footnotes: The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's methodology from 2008 onward analyzes all children enrolled in Medicaid managed care and FFS programs, instead of children's managed care enrollment alone.

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Jurisdictional data is unavailable.