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Health Policy Series - The Changing Face of Dental Care Use, Dental Benefits, and Dental Spending in the U.S.
You will receive 1 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $41.00

Description:

This course summarizes how various segments of the U.S. population use dental care, what they spend on dental care, their dental benefits coverage and how this is changing over time. Future implications of the Affordable Care Act, health care consumerism, and other forces are also discussed. 


Authors:
American Dental Association Continuing Education, Marko Vujicic, PhD Show Full Bios

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. To understand the key changes happening in dental care use patterns for the US population
  2. To understand the key changes happening in dental benefits patterns for the US population
  3. To understand the key changes happening in dental spending patterns for the US population
  4. To understand the key factors driving the key changes
  5. To understand how future patterns of dental care use, benefits, and spending could evolve given the demographic, consumer and health reform initiatives occurring in the US
     

Abstract:

This course summarizes the most up to date, comprehensive research on how various segments of the U.S. population use dental care, what they spend on dental care, their dental benefits coverage and how this is changing over time. The analysis demonstrates convincingly that profound changes are occurring and there are very divergent patterns of care and spending the past decade for children and adults, rich and poor Americans. State-specific analysis is presented as well. Research on the underlying drivers of these trends is discussed. The presentation ends with a forward looking discussion, including perspectives on how the Affordable Care Act, health care consumerism, and other forces could affect future patterns of dental care use, benefits, and spending.


Outline:
  1. Critical changes in dental spending patterns among the U.S. population
  2. Critical changes in dental care use patterns among the U.S. population
  3. Critical changes in dental benefits patterns among the U.S. population
  4. Key drivers of the changing patterns of dental care use, benefits, and spending
  5. Future prospects for dental care use, benefits, and spending




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