Accessing Dental Care
Finding a dentist, getting dental insurance, and when should you start?
The Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) Program
Dental care is included in the state-sponsored insurance program for children in Washington (Apple Health for Kids). Apple Health for Kids is free or low-cost health insurance that provides medical, dental, vision, mental health and prescription benefits to children under age 19. Learn more about Apple Health.
If your child is eligible for Apple Health and is under 6 years of age, they can also be enrolled in Washington’s ABCD program. Learn more on the ABCD website.
Other Dental Resources
Dental care for children is available in communities across Washington. Here are a few resources to get you started in finding your family and child dental care:
- Dental Resources published by the Department of Health
- SmileMobile Schedule (mobile dental van treating children)
- Dental Resources in your Community published by Washington Dental Service Foundation