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HPI Publishes Findings Into Racial Disparities in Oral Health

April 20, 2021
by ADA

The racial mix of the dentist workforce does not reflect the U.S. population with Black and Hispanic dentists significantly underrepresented in the profession, according to the Health Policy Institute.

The HPI published on April 19 a series of infographics and data looking into racial disparities in oral health. The series also highlighted the dental care utilization among the U.S. population, finding that for all age groups, Hispanics and Blacks are most likely to face cost barriers to dental care.

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