Access in Brief: Adults’ Use of Oral Health Services

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November 2016

Medicaid-enrolled adults above and below 138 percent of the federal poverty level, regardless of race or ethnicity, were less likely than privately insured adults to have had a dental visit in the past year. However, they had better access to oral health services than uninsured adults. In addition, Medicaid-enrolled and uninsured adults reported lower levels of dental insurance coverage and used fewer services than their privately insured counterparts.

Publication Type: Issue Briefs

Tags: access, adults, comparisons with other sources of coverage, Medicaid, uninsurance