ERIC Number: ED216302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Prevention and Control of Dental Disease through Improved Access to Comprehensive Care.
American Dental Association, Chicago, IL.
Prevention of dental disease is the key to improving the nation's oral health. The American Dental Association (ADA) program of prevention and control of dental disease through improved access to comprehensive care concentrates on those who have special difficulties in receiving care: the poor, the elderly, the handicapped, the institutionalized and the uninsured. An additional group deserving continued attention are those who have access to the system and do not use it. While the dental care delivery system is basically sound, there is a void in financing mechanisms for those unable to pay and a shortage of dentists in isolated areas. The fixed nature of facilities presents problems to those unable to travel. The ADA program stresses increased prevention efforts within the profession and public sector, including government, and explores the possibility of broader health care funding. Tables, figures, charts, and the appendices contain the statistical data for this report. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Dental Association, Chicago, IL.
Note: Material made available at the White House Conference on Aging (3rd, Washington, DC, November 30-December 3, 1981). For related documents, see CG 015 980-987 and ED 215 257-289.