Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 20, issue 2, P458-472 2009 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0139 View full text
Donald Chi, Peter Milgrom

Abstract: In this study, we compared preventive dental utilization through visits to a pediatric dentist (PD) vs. visits to a general dentist (GD) among Medicaid-enrolled children in New Hampshire (n=12,964). Dental claims were analyzed using conditional logistic regression models. After adjusting for covariates, children seen by a PD were 51% more likely to have received fluoride treatment, 26% more likely to have had at least two dental examinations, and 19% more likely to have received a sealant than children seen b…

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