Far too few Colorado children are receiving preventive oral health services as early and as often as needed for optimal oral health. Cavities is the most common chronic disease for school-age children. More than 30% of Colorado’s kindergartners have cavities, and those facing health disparities are more likely to need costly, restorative care.
Early Milestones led a strategic planning process focused on advancing integrated and preventive oral health in Colorado’s early childhood systems. The process engaged a broad and diverse set of stakeholders and emphasized equitable solutions to improving the oral health of all children.