Data Brief on Children’s Dental Care in Maine

New!! Updated data brief from the Partnership for Children’s Oral Health:

Dental Care among Children with MaineCare and Commercial Dental Benefits
2019 Update and 2016-2019 Trends In Dental Services


  • Almost half of Maine children and youth under age 21 had either no dental coverage or had coverage for only part of the year.
  • About 3 out of 10 children with year-long commercial dental benefits, and 4 out of 10 children with year-long MaineCare, had no claims for preventive dental care in 2019.
  • Preventive dental care among Maine children with dental benefits peaks in elementary school aged children and declines through adolescence.
  • The disparity in preventive dental care rates between publicly-insured and privately-insured children increases with age and varies widely across Maine’s counties.