Dr Benzian writes in the Journal of the American Dental Association, on 25 September, that “The U.S. burden of #OralDiseases has not changed markedly over the past 30 years, and an estimated 77 million US citizens (almost 1 in 3 people) still lack #DentalInsurance

During the same period, U.S. expenditures for #OralHealthCare have quadrupled, reaching the highest per capita expenditure worldwide.” 

What are the implications of the #WHO #GlobalOralHealthActionPlan for the United States? And for the EU?

Interestingly, in 2017 42% of EU citizens having replied to a survey went once or twice to a dentist

10% reported that they went to a dentist 3 to 5 times, and 3% 6 times or more. 

Slovenia had the largest share of persons who went to the dentist 6 times or more (6%) during the previous 12 months, while Germany had the highest percentage of people (17%) going to the dentist 3 to 5 times. 

The share of persons who did not go to see the dentist was highest in Romania (82%).