Gov. Jerry Brown (D) last week appointed California's first state dental director.
Dental advocates and providers are hoping the move is a sign from the Brown administration that more attention and resources will be devoted to solving dental care issues in California -- particularly some of the issues that have plagued the Denti-Cal program.
The California Dental Association, which has been advocating for the position for years, called it "a major achievement for the state's oral health program."
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