Children Enrolled in the MassHealth Dental Program

This indicator shows the number of children enrolled in the MassHealth Dental Program. MassHealth provides comprehensive dental insurance to financially-eligible residents of Massachusetts. In 2009, there were more than 1.2 million residents enrolled, and of that number about 500,000 were younger than 21 years of age. The proportion of the state™s residents who had no insurance and had not visited the dentist in the past year was not significantly different from those who had MassHealth (Medicaid), suggesting that more reform should be done to increase participation in and utilization of the MassHealth (Medicaid) dental benefits and programs.

  • Measurement Period: 2009
Children Enrolled in the MassHealth Dental Program
RANGE: 5641<82123

Understanding the color Range

Each Health Indicator includes five-color range indexes. The color range index compares all counties in the state that have the same indicator in the same timeframe. It then calculates where the selected county falls in that range and displays the color that best reflects how the county is doing in comparison to the other counties in the filtered group. The range displays the highest and lowest county values within the state that have the same indicator for the same measurement period.

Current county values will be compared to State and National values if they are available.

Green and red arrows indicate that the county value is better or worse than the state or national value. The arrows will change directions and colors based on which end of the range is positive.
This icon simply means that the county value is equal to the state or national value.
Some indicators display blue, which means the data is not meant for health-status comparison, but is intended simply to provide information.
If history data is available the trend icon will point up or down based on its relationship to the last county value.
Dimensions 2009
Dimension Low Value High Number of Counties Compared
CDC Treatment Guidelines
Massachusetts Department of Public Health