Nearly 20 million Americans annually visit a dentist but not a general healthcare provider, according to an NYU study published in the American Journal of Public Health.
The study, conducted by a nursing-dental
research team at NYU, is the first of its kind to determine the proportion of
Americans who are seen annually by a dentist but not by a general healthcare
This finding suggests dentists can play a crucial role as
health care practitioners in the front-line defense of identifying systemic
disease which would otherwise go undetected in a significant portion of the
population, say the researchers.
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