The Dental Safety Net in Rhode Island

Special Report: May 2011

Posted May 15, 2011
By Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Rhode Island Department of Health, Rhode Island Oral Health Commission, Rhode Island Health Center Asso
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This special report takes a second look at Rhode Island’s dental safety net. It arrives five years after an initial survey and shares the safety net’s latest statistics, challenges and successes. Readers will also learn 15 recommendations aimed at helping the state’s dental safety net continue to grow while evolving to meet residents’ changing needs.

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Key Takeaway

Information wanted: 20 dental centers sound off in survey round No. 2

In 2010 and 2011, dental safety net providers throughout Rhode Island completed a survey update. This review had four main goals: 1) gauge progress since the initial survey in 2006; 2) obtain current dental service delivery information; 3) pinpoint persistent challenges and needs; and 4) identify opportunities and strategies to expand services as needed.