Racial/ethnic disparities in self-reported pediatric orthodontic visits in the United States.

@article{Okunseri2007RacialethnicDI,
  title={Racial/ethnic disparities in self-reported pediatric orthodontic visits in the United States.},
  author={Christopher E Okunseri and Nicholas M. Pajewski and Emily L. McGinley and Raymond G. Hoffmann},
  journal={Journal of public health dentistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={217-23}
}
OBJECTIVE Studies in orthodontics have focused primarily on clinical care and techniques. Little, however, has been reported from epidemiological studies using national data on orthodontic dental visits as a measure of orthodontic service utilization and access to care in minority populations. We examined the effect of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic factors on pediatric orthodontic visits in the United States. METHODS We analyzed data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 1996-2004… CONTINUE READING

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