Cost Effectiveness of Preventive Dental Services

While millions of children in the United States benefit from routine preventive dental care, millions of other kids suffer needlessly from avoidable dental disease. As a result, tooth decay continues to remain the single most common chronic disease of childhood, frequently causing pain and disrupting the lives of many children. This Policy Brief discusses the long-term cost savings that can be achieved through preventive dental care.

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of U.S. children will have at least one cavity by kindergarten.
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