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Arizona Earns a 'B' for Children’s Dental Health

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Arizona Earns a 'B' for Children’s Dental Health

Arizona earns a 'B' for the state of children’s dental health, according to a recent report by The Pew Center on the States. The study measures states against the national benchmarks for 8 policy approaches to dental health, including the share of residents on fluoridated community water supplies and the share of high-risk schools with sealant programs. Arizona met 5 of the 8 benchmarks this year, an improvement from 2010. However, the state’s future performance on the share of dentists’ median retail fees reimbursed by Medicaid may be jeopardized by recent funding cuts.