Am J Public Health volume 108, issue 2, Pe1-e7 2018 DOI: 10.2105/ajph.2017.304180 View full text
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Sophie F. Reda, Seif M. Reda, W. Murray Thomson, Falk Schwendicke

Abstract: Inequalities in dental service utilization are both considerable and globally consistent. Public Health Implications. The observed inequalities in dental services utilization can be assumed to significantly cause or aggravate existing dental health inequalities. Policymakers should address the physical, socioeconomic, or psychological causes underlying the inequalities in utilization.