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Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD)

The King County Access to Baby and Child Dentistry program (ABCD) focuses on preventive and restorative dental care for Medicaid-eligible children, with an emphasis on "First Tooth, First Birthday, First Dental Exam" by a dentist or a doctor, as recommended by the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dentists have been specifically trained and certified on caring for young kids, preventing tooth decay early and educating parents about how to take good care of their children's teeth.

Program eligibility

  • Do you have any children 5 years old or younger?
  • Are they enrolled in Medicaid or do they have medical coupons / ProviderOne service card?

If you answered yes to all of the above questions then your child is eligible for the program and ABCD staff will make every effort to find the right dentist for you.

Program benefits

  • Increased access to dental care throughout King County
  • Increased number of dental services (i.e. 3 fluoride varnish applications per year, 2 Family Oral Hygiene Instruction consultations per year, etc.)
  • Assistance in finding a dentist that will fit you location, timing, and language preferences
  • Assistance in coordinating transportation to and from the dental office
  • Assistance in coordinating interpreter services for the dental visit

Program flyers in multiple languages

Dental providers in King County (parts of Pierce and Snohomish counties included)

Streaming videos and free DVDs

Access streaming videos about the Well Child Checkup and why baby teeth are important in multiple languages. Free DVDs are available to order.