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Dental Care Financing

Below are Health Policy Institute publications in the area of dental care financing, including dental benefits and dental expenditures. These include HPI Research Briefs, journal articles and other publications.

  • An Analysis of Dental Spending Among Adults with Private Dental Benefits (May 2016)
  • The Per-Patient Cost of Dental Care, 2013: A Look Under the Hood (March 2016)
  • An Analysis of Dental Spending Among Children with Private Dental Benefits (March 2016)
  • Estimating the Cost of Introducing a Medicaid Adult Dental Benefit in 22 States (March 2016)
  • Emergency Department Visits for Dental Conditions Fell in 2013 (February 2016)
  • Dental Benefits Coverage Rates Increased for Children and Young Adults in 2013 (October 2015)
  • Cost Barriers to Dental Care Continue to Decline Particularly Among Young Adults and the Poor (October 2015)
  • Gap in Dental Care Utilization Between Medicaid and Privately Insured Children Narrows, Remains Large for Adults (September 2015)
  • Solving Dentistry's 'Busyness' Problem (August 2015)
  • Including Child Dental Benefits in Medical Plans in California Had Limited Impact on Premiums (May 2015)
  • Emergency Department Use for Dental Conditions Continues to Increase (April 2015)
  • More Dental Benefits Options in 2015 Health Insurance Marketplaces (February 2015)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Spending Projections for Dental Care Less Accurate Than for Other Health Care Spending Components (January 2015)
  • No Growth in U.S. Dental Spending in 2013 (December 2014)
  • The Impact of Medicaid Reform on Children's Dental Care Utilization in Connecticut, Maryland and Texas (December 2014)
  • Medicaid Market for Dental Care Poised for Major Growth in Many States (December 2014)
  • Are Medicaid and Private Dental Insurance Reimbursement Rates for Pediatric Dental Care Keeping up with Inflation? (December 2014)
  • The 'Invisible Hand' and the Market for Dental Care (November 2014)
  • Why Adults Forgo Dental Care: Evidence from a New National Survey (November 2014)
  • Most Important Barriers to Dental Care Are Financial, Not Supply Related (October 2014)
  • A Ten-Year, State-by-State, Analysis of Medicaid Fee-for-Service Reimbursement Rates for Dental Care Services (October 2014)
  • Dental Benefits Expanded for Children, Young Adults in 2012 (October 2014)
  • Fewer Americans Forgoing Dental Care Due to Cost (October 2014)
  • Key Differences in Dental Care Seeking Behavior between Medicaid and Non-Medicaid Adults and Children (August 2014)
  • Young Adults Most Likely Age Group to Purchase Dental Benefits in Health Insurance Marketplaces (August 2014)
  • Key Insights on Dental Insurance Decisions Following the Rollout of the Affordable Care Act (August 2014)
  • Majority of Dental-Related Emergency Department Visits Lack Urgency and Can Be Diverted to Dental Offices (August 2014)
  • The Effect of the Affordable Care Act's Expanded Coverage Policy on Access to Dental Care (August 2014)
  • A Profession in Transition (February 2014)
  • U.S Dental Spending Remains Flat Through 2012 (January 2014)
  • A Tale of Two Safety Nets (January 2014)
  • Dental Benefits Continue to Expand for Children, Remain Stable for Working-Age Adults (October 2013)
  • Dental Expenditure Expected to Grow at a Much Lower Rate in the Coming Years (August 2013)
  • Dental Benefits to Expand for Children, Likely Decrease for Adults in Coming Years (April 2013)
  • National Dental Expenditure Flat Since 2008, Began to Slow in 2002 (March 2013)