National Trends in Emergency Department Visits for Nontraumatic Dental Injuries

Published 07/01/2021

A new study published in Pediatric Dentistry examines trends and characteristics of pediatric nontraumatic dental condition (NTDC) visits to emergency departments in the United States from 2010 to 2017.

According to the study, emergency department visits for NTDC by pediatric patients decreased over time following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Despite this decrease, low socioeconomic status children continue to utilize emergency departments for dental conditions at higher rates than their peers.

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