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Dent Clin North Am. 2009 Jul;53(3):485-503. doi: 10.1016/j.cden.2009.03.010.

Public programs, insurance, and dental access.

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  • 1Division of Health Services Research, Department of Health Promotion and Policy, Dental School, University of Maryland, 650 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA.


Disparities remain among the United States population with regard to who receives dental treatment. This article assesses current programs designed to provide dental insurance coverage. This assessment examines person-level use and expenditures as a function of preferences, price, and the use of third-party coverage.

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