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A National Study on the Oral Health and Dental Care Needs and Experiences of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Organization: NORC at the University of Chicago

Primary Contact: Robbie Dembo

Grant Amount: $362,192 for 18 months

Date Awarded:


This foundational project will include the first comprehensive, national study of the oral health needs of CYSHCN and document disparities that exist in their access to dental care. This work will be a crucial first step toward driving policy and systems change for improving care and achieving more equitable oral and dental health outcomes for CYSHCN, who tend to have more oral health issues than other children and poorer access to care.