Pediatric Dental Benefits Under the ACA: Issues for State Advocates to Consider

By Joe Touschner

The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the Children’s Dental Health Project collaborated to produce this issue brief. It presents an overview of some of the key changes the Affordable Care Act makes to children’s dental benefits and the choices states face in defining pediatric dental benefits.  It concludes with recommendations for those who wish to support effective coverage of pediatric dental benefits in state essential health benefit packages.