Title: In Search of Dental Care: Two Types of Dentist Shortages Limit Children’s Access to Care
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Overview

Each year in the United States, tens of millions of children, disproportionately low-

income, go without seeing a dentist.1 This lack of access to dental care is a

complex problem fueled by a number of factors, with two different dentist shortages

compounding the issue:

An uneven distribution of dentists nationwide means many areas do

not have an adequate supply of these practitioners. As a result, access to

care is constrained for people in these communities regardless of income or

insurance coverage.

The relatively small number of dentists who participate in Medicaid means

that many low-income people are not receiving dental care.

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In Search of Dental Care: Two Types of Dentist Shortages Limit Children’s Access to Care. . 2013;:.