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Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD)

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Baby teeth are important!

Baby teeth help your child:

  • Chew solid food.
  • Speak.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Reduce school absences.
  • Save space for permanent teeth.

Early dental care can prevent dental decay and costly restorative care.

The Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) program:

  • Helps you find a dentist in your area who accepts Apple Health. All ABCD dentists work with very young children.
  • Provides education on how to take care of your child's teeth and prevent cavities.
  • Promotes early dental care for young children from age one or their first tooth.
  • Promotes a positive dental experience.

Eligible children must be 0-5 years old, have a ProviderOne ID card and be a Pierce County resident.


  • Dental checkups—twice a year.
  • Fluoride treatments—twice a year.
  • Family education—twice a year.
  • Fillings and other treatment—as needed.

Learn more

Contact ABCD at (253) 798-4720 or register for the ABCD program online.


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