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ADA Health Policy Institute


Dental Care Utilization, Dental Benefits Coverage, and Cost Barriers: Update 2015
(October 2015 - 61 min)

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the ADA Health Policy Institute launched three new reports on trends in dental care utilization, dental benefits coverage, and financial barriers to dental care.  The analysis is based on the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (through 2013) and the National Health Interview Survey (through 2014). These are the most reliable, large-sample national surveys on these topics. 

Read the reports:


Marko Vujicic, PhD, Chief Economist & Vice President, ADA Health Policy Institute


  • Benjamin D. Sommers, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Policy & Economics, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • John McConnell, PhD, Director, Center for Health Systems Effectiveness, Oregon Health & Sciences University