Cavity Free Iowa is a new medical-dental initiative focused on early oral health care and prevention of early childhood cavities. Recognizing that young children often see their primary care provider on a routine basis for well child visits, the goal of Cavity Free Iowa is to increase the number of children ages 0-35 months receiving preventive oral health services and dental referrals.
The initiative was launched in central Iowa in 2017 with support from pediatric and family practice physicians, dentists, Delta Dental of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Public Health.
For more information about Cavity Free Iowa check out our question and answer document and visit American Academy of Pediatrics Oral Health Prevention Primer.
Learn more about the Oral Health issues facing older adults from the 2017 Basic Screening Survey.