Healthy Kids Dental
In May 2000, Delta Dental expanded its commitment to Michigan communities by teaming up with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to help improve the dental health of those in greatest need. With the support of Michigan dentists, the Healthy Kids Dental (HKD) program was launched to improve access to dental care for Medicaid-eligible children.
Today, HKD is available in all 83 of Michigan’s counties, benefiting nearly 810,000 children. The program is offered to eligible children through age 12 in Wayne, Oakland and Kent counties, and through age 21 in the other counties. Nearly 81 percent of Michigan's practicing dentists participate in HKD.
HKD’s record of success has generated interest across the country. In 2004, the American Dental Association (ADA) named Michigan's HKD program one of five national models for improving access to dental care for low-income populations.
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