Access to dental health care for children in North Carolina

N C Med J. Mar-Apr 2012;73(2):115-6.


A significant number of children experience dental caries and have low dental care utilization rates. This article examines trends in oral health care access in the nation, as well as potential barriers, and finally, methods to increase access in North Carolina.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Dental Care for Children / economics
  • Dental Care for Children / organization & administration*
  • Dental Care for Children / statistics & numerical data
  • Dentists / supply & distribution
  • Health Services Accessibility / statistics & numerical data*
  • Health Services Accessibility / trends
  • Humans
  • Medicaid / economics
  • North Carolina
  • United States