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Dental Health Services

4512-0500

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $2,022,353 $2,022,353
FY17 $1,707,030 $1,669,647
FY16 $2,120,455 $2,036,188
FY15 $2,126,523 $2,028,397
FY14 $1,556,424 $1,474,040
FY13 $1,505,404 $1,403,897
FY12 $1,521,876 $1,395,761
FY11 $1,585,686 $1,412,792
FY10 $1,630,517 $1,424,477
FY09 $2,864,735 $2,478,340
FY08 $3,364,094 $2,870,150
FY07 $2,997,799 $2,466,150
FY06 $2,092,939 $1,678,150
FY05 $2,014,100 $1,556,150
FY04 $1,865,306 $1,399,150
FY03 $1,905,484 $1,398,440
FY02 $2,009,516 $1,443,000
FY01 $1,872,077 $1,320,917
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for Dental Health Services
39.9%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.

Dental Health Services funds oral health programs for children and adults through the Department of Public Health’s Office of Oral Health – targeting people who have challenges accessing dental care.

More than half of the funding from this line item goes to support dental services for people with disabilities. This program primarily serves people 18 years and older, and is operated by the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. The program provides dental care at regional facilities across the state primarily to people with developmental disabilities, and trains dental providers providing care to patients with disabilities.

In addition, funding from this line item supports the Forsyth Kids program operated by the Forsyth Institute, which provides dental exams, cleanings, sealants and temporary fillings to school-age children in Lynn, Boston, and Cape Cod. Funding also supports two programs for children in communities that do not have fluoridated water: a weekly Fluoride Mouthrinse Program for students in grades 1-6 and a daily Fluoride Tablet Program for children attending Head Start programs in non-fluoridated communities.

Some line item funds also support the Office of Oral Health, which coordinates dental services and provides public education on dental issues.

Updated January, 2015

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $2,022,353 $2,022,353
FY18 Leg $2,022,353 $2,022,353
FY18 Sen $2,172,529 $2,172,529
FY18 SWM $2,172,529 $2,172,529
FY18 Hou $1,672,529 $1,672,529
FY18 HWM $1,672,529 $1,672,529
FY18 Gov $1,672,529 $1,672,529
FY17 $1,707,030 $1,669,647

Notes

  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.