Twenty-five years of dental plan coverage: An analysis of utilization patterns
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related education
Social and behavioral sciences
Explain why more children have dental visits than do young adults. Discuss the limits on dental utilization of removing economic barriers to care.
Keyword(s): Health Care Utilization, Policy/Policy Development
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As president of a company that has been designing and managing dental benefit plans since 1978, my responsibilities include analyzing and projecting dental costs and utilization. In addition to earning a BS in engineering and an MBA, I have taken short courses in epidemiology. For several years I was a research associate in community dentistry and an instructor at a post-doctoral dental school.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes
|Name of Organization||Clinical/Research Area||Type of relationship|
|Health Economics Group, Inc.||Economics||Employment (includes retainer) and Stock Ownership|
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.