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N Y State Dent J. 2012 Nov;78(6):46-8.

Many people unable to obtain dental care due to cost.

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  • 1Department of General Dentistry, Stony Brook University, NY, USA.


While overall spending for dental services appears to be favorable during the period after the last recession, a review of a series of government and private agency reports indicates an increasing proportion of the population is unable to secure needed services due to cost factors. In addition, projections for annual increases in future spending for dental services are lower than for other professional health services.

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