Status: Target met or exceeded
Reduce the proportion of people who can't get the dental care they need when they need it
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Delaying dental care can cause serious oral health problems. Reasons for delaying or not getting dental care include high costs, lack of insurance or access to services, and fear and anxiety. Interventions to increase dental insurance coverage rates, reduce dental care anxiety, and strengthen the oral health workforce are important for helping people get dental care.
Workgroup: Access to Health Services Workgroup
1. Target has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.
2. Baseline has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.