Lisa Gaarde Hartsock, Margruetta B. Hall, Angela M. Connor
Abstract:Dental decay is one of the nation's most common childhood diseases and the rate of decay for low-income children in North Carolina is nearly double that of children living above the poverty line. A number of factors impede the utilization of dental services by children; these factors can be grouped into three broad categories: patient factors, provider factors (including availability and provider willingness to provide treatment that is often difficult and time consuming) and payor factors. Addressing the dent…
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