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  • Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD)

    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) 579-5695 or register for the ABCD program online.