ADA Health Policy Institute Releases Comprehensive State-by-State Analysis of the U.S. Oral Health Care System [1]

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Posted by : ADA on Dec 09, 2015 - 12:00 AM
WASHINGTON, DC – The American Dental Association Health Policy Institute (HPI) today published a first-of-its-kind comprehensive report, "The Oral Health Care System: A State-by-State Analysis." The report includes data on all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as the nation as a whole.

Among the findings:


Nationally,



Each state report includes the most current available information on:



Each state report also includes results from an innovative survey of nearly 15,000 U.S. adults, measuring their "dental IQ," self-reported oral health status, and attitudes toward the importance and value of good oral health.


About the Health Policy Institute


The Health Policy Institute (HPI) is a thought leader and trusted source for policy knowledge on critical issues affecting the U.S. dental care system. HPI produces innovative research for policymakers, oral health advocates, and dental care providers. HPI's interdisciplinary team of health economists, statisticians, and analysts has extensive expertise in health systems policy research. HPI staff routinely collaborates with researchers in academia and policy think tanks. For more information, visit < href="http://ADA.org/hpi">ADA.org/hpi.


About the ADA


The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 158,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit ADA.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website MouthHealthy.org [3]

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  [3] http://MouthHealthy.org