Chartbook: Dental Health and Access to Care Among Rural Children: A National and State Portrait (Full Report)


Although children's dental health in the U.S. has improved over recent decades, a subset of children continues to suffer dental disease severe enough to constitute a public health problem. This Chartbook examines dental health status, use of preventive services, and dental insurance among rural and urban children. The Chartbook provides information specific to rural children, and in particular rural minority children, not available in similar detail from other sources. This information can be used at the state level for program planning and assessment.

Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Amy Martin, Eric Wang, Janice Probst, Nathan Hale, Andrew Johnson