New Study Shows Low Incidence of Fluoride Varnish Treatments in Insured Kids Despite Insurance Coverage

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A new US News Article reports that the incidence of Fluoride Treatments in privately-insured children is low despite the fluoride treatment being covered under the insurance plan. The study from the University of Massachusetts showed that in ages 2-5 Fluoride treatment was only done in less than 5% of visits between 2016-2018. The study also found that younger kids were more likely to get the treatment with the incidence of it decreasing as the age increased.

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SOURCE: https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-09-09/few-kids-get-dental-fluoride-treatments-though-insurance-will-pay

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