The gap between dental needs and dental services may worsen in coming years for three main reasons,

Dec. 1, 1995
The gap between dental needs and dental services may worsen in coming years for three main reasons, according to the report. One is that dental problems are concentrated in a small number of people, with 25 percent of the population having three-quarters of the caries in children. Another is the growth of the minority population, which is underinsured. A third is that a growing share of the population is adults, who are at risk for gingivitis.

The gap between dental needs and dental services may worsen in coming years for three main reasons, according to the report. One is that dental problems are concentrated in a small number of people, with 25 percent of the population having three-quarters of the caries in children. Another is the growth of the minority population, which is underinsured. A third is that a growing share of the population is adults, who are at risk for gingivitis.

D`Vera Cohn

Washington Correspondent

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