Dental/Oral Health Service Use: Children Medicaid enrollees

Dental/oral health service use by:

Preventive dental service use by:

Dental sealant service use by:


These data show dental and oral health service use among Minnesota Healthcare Programs (MHCP) children enrollees based on paid dental claims. MHCP recipients in this dataset include very low-income children enrolled in MinnesotaCare (MNCare), a program paid for by state and federal funds, Medical Assistance (MA), Minnesota's Medicaid program, and the state Medicaid expansion program known as the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).


Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) children enrollees use of dental/oral health services, 2014

Data source: Department of Human Service's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (CMS-416) Report. Data are for children (1 to 20 years old) enrolled in a Minnesota Health Care Program for at least 90-continuous days during federal fiscal year 2014 (October 1 through September 30). See About the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (CMS-416) Report data for more information.
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In 2014, regardless of race/ethnicity, approximately 4 out of every 10 children ages 1 to 20 years received at least one dental/oral health service, at least one preventive dental service (e.g., dental cleanings, fluoride treatment), and at least one dental diagnostic service (e.g., x-rays, clinical exam). Less than 20% received a dental treatment service (e.g. dental filling).


Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) children enrollees use of dental or oral health services by age group, 2014

Data source: Department of Human Service's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (CMS-416) Report.  Data are for children (0 to 20 years) enrolled in a Minnesota Health Care Program (MHCP) for at least 90-continuous days during federal fiscal year 2014 (October 1 through September 30).  See About the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (CMS-416) Report data for more information.

In 2014, dental or oral health service use was highest among 3 to 14 year olds (roughly 50% or 5 in 10 children).


Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) children enrollees use of preventive dental service by age group, 2014

Data source: Department of Human Service's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (CMS-416) Report.  Data are for children (0 to 20 years) enrolled in a Minnesota Health Care Program (MHCP) for at least 90-continuous days during federal fiscal year 2014 (October 1 through September 30).  See About the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (CMS-416) Report data for more information.

In 2014, preventive dental service use was highest among 6 to 14 year olds (roughly 50% or 5 in 10 children).


Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) children enrollees use of dental sealant services by age group, 2014

Data source: Department of Human Service's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (CMS-416) Report.  Data are for children (6 to 14 years) enrolled in a Minnesota Health Care Program (MHCP) for at least 90-continuous days during federal fiscal year 2014 (October 1 through September 30).  See About the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (CMS-416) Report data for more information.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends dental sealants for children ages 6 to 11 years for the prevention of tooth decay and cavities. In 2014, less than 15% of children in those age groups received dental sealants on at least one permanent molar tooth.

It is important to note that the data captured in this chart represent the percent of Medicaid/Minnesota Health Care Programs enrollees who received dental sealants during federal fiscal year 2014 (incidence rate) and does not reflect children who may have received sealants in previous years (prevalence rate).

For more information: About the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (CMS-416) data

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