Use of pediatric dental services in the 1990s: some continuing difficulties

ASDC J Dent Child. Jan-Feb 2000;67(1):59-63, 10.


Despite continuing need for dental services, the use of dental services has not increased uniformly throughout the population of children. Minority group children, children in families with other than two parents present, children in lower income families and families without insurance, and children with special needs, receive reduced levels of dental services than their counterparts in the general population.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dental Care for Children / statistics & numerical data*
  • Dental Care for Disabled / statistics & numerical data
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Family Characteristics
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Insurance, Dental / statistics & numerical data
  • Male
  • Sex Factors
  • Tooth Diseases / epidemiology
  • United States / epidemiology