The South Dakota Department of Health continues to respond to the novel coronavirus to protect South Dakotans from COVID-19.
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Delta Dental Dakota Smiles Mobile Dental Program
The primary mission of the Dakota Smiles Mobile Dental Program is to treat children ages 0-21. The Dakota Smiles program is designed to assist people who do not have access to care and who do not have a dental home (children who have not seen a dentist for two years or live more than 85 miles from a dentist). No child will be turned away for inability to pay for services. The Dakota Smiles Mobile Dental Program includes two trucks that are fully equipped dental offices on wheels. Services provided include: diagnostic and preventive procedures, restorative procedures and tooth extractions.
Thanks to the South Dakota families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) that completed the survey!
Conclusion: Parents in South Dakota are encountering many access, coverage and payment issues, and expressed frustration with the lack of available assistance based on survey results. Many survey respondents were parents of children with special health care needs, and several reported that they were unable to obtain recommended care due to issues coordinating care and unmanageable out-of-pocket expenses. There are opportunities to make meaningful improvements in the health care of maternal and child health populations in the state.