WIC children have substantially increased their access to dental care from 2005 to 2014. In 2014, 74% of WIC children two years and older have visited a dentist. 2011 WIC survey data showed that most of these visits are routine check-ups, exams or cleaning.
Hispanic children from Spanish-speaking families have the highest rate of dental visits in 2014 when compared to other ethnic groups. They also experienced the highest increase between 2005 and 2014 (from 49% to 79%).
*Data source: Los Angeles County WIC Survey, 2005, 2008, 2011, and 2014. Sample size of WIC children two years and older were between 2,500 and 2,900 in each survey year. For more details click here.