The American Dental Association estimates that dentists provided $3.2 billion in free or discounted

March 1, 1996
The American Dental Association estimates that dentists provided $3.2 billion in free or discounted care to disadvantaged patients in 1993. A survey of nearly 7,000 private practitioners, general dentists and specialists found that a dentist, on average, provided $23,530 in free or discounted care in one year. The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that Americans spent approximately $37.4 billion on dental services in 1994.

The American Dental Association estimates that dentists provided $3.2 billion in free or discounted care to disadvantaged patients in 1993. A survey of nearly 7,000 private practitioners, general dentists and specialists found that a dentist, on average, provided $23,530 in free or discounted care in one year. The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that Americans spent approximately $37.4 billion on dental services in 1994.

Judi Hasson

Washington Correspondent

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