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Why do folks sit in the dentist’s waiting room?


December 20, 2013
by Partners in Prevention

Even 5 years ago, our survey data showed patients visited their dentist because they were following a routine — they were there for their regular checkup, a procedure most commonly paid for by some one else (the employer).

Today, is routine still a big motivator to visit the dentist?

Not according to our surveys. And not according to a large American survey of adults conducted by the insurer WellPoint.

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