The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend establishment of a dental home by the first birthday. Dentists will provide:
In many communities, those who lack insurance or those on Medicaid have limited or no access to dental care. If limited dental access, primary care clinician may need to:
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