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 support from the Michigan Dental Association, the Healthy Kids Dental (HKD) program to improves access to dental care for underserved children.
The program, which is currently available to Medicaid-eligible children in 80 Michigan counties, has approximately 565,000 members. The program is expected to expand to an additional 290,000 Medicaid-enrolled children, through age 12, in Wayne, Oakland and Kent counties in the fall of 2015. Nearly 80 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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