Expansion of Dental Care for the Poor
Dental care, especially dental care for children and for old people, appears slated to become the next major area of social service into which the federal government will move on a large scale. Legislation adopted last year gave the states incentives to provide dental services under established health programs, In addition, Head Start, the anti-poverty project for pre-school children, arranged to give considerably more dental treatment this summer than was available under the program last year. And President Johnson has let it be known that he expects to ask the 90th Congress, convening next January, to authorize a program to protect the dental health of all American children.
The full scope of the President's plan has not been disclosed. ...