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Report: Dental Emergency Department Visits Increase

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013


A new study shows that as comprehensive oral care becomes more difficult for young adults to afford, more and more of them are turning to emergency rooms for dental treatments, Medscape Today reports.

The total number of dental emergency department visits in the United States nearly doubled from 2000 to 2010, according to a study by Thomas Wall, MA, MBA, and Kamyar Nasseh, PhD, from the American Dental Association (ADA), published online in May on the ADA Web site.

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