State Fact Sheet

Children's Dental Health: Colorado

Making Coverage Matter

Colorado meets five of the eight policy benchmarks aimed at addressing children's dental health needs. The state meets all of the same benchmarks that it did in 2010, but there are mixed signs of progress.

Between 2007 and 2009, access to dental care for children enrolled in Medicaid grew by 6 percentage points. However, the proportion of the state's population receiving optimally fluoridated water decreased slightly, from 73.6 to 70.6 percent. And Medicaid payment rates slid from 58.3 percent of dentists' median fees to 51.1 percent. #