"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." This old adage still resonates today, especially when it comes to oral health. In fact, studies have shown that one dollar invested in preventive dental care can yield anywhere from $8 to $50 in savings on expensive restorative procedures. Access to quality preventive dental services isn't a given, though, especially for individuals and families on Medicaid. The infographic below highlights how innovative, prevention-led strategies can help overcome the barriers to vital oral health care.
To learn more about our prevention initiatives and other efforts to improve oral health outcomes and lower costs, visit DentaQuest’s Oral Health Resources Library.