The paradox of dental need in a population-based study of dentate adults.

@article{Gilbert2003ThePO,
  title={The paradox of dental need in a population-based study of dentate adults.},
  author={Gregg H. Gilbert and Brent J. Shelton and L. Scott Chavers and Edward H. Bradford},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={
          119-34
        }
}
BACKGROUND Studies typically find that predisposing and enabling factors strongly predict dental utilization, but that need factors do not. However, few longitudinal studies have been conducted, and few have comprehensively measured dental need. OBJECTIVES To describe the paradox of dental need, and to test three hypotheses regarding need and dental care use. MATERIALS AND METHODS An observational study that included 873 persons who participated for interview and clinical examination at… CONTINUE READING
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