Which college students are getting the most dental care?
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Posted August 05, 2018 08:23:42A recent survey conducted by the Center for College Access and Success found that many students attending colleges in the Midwest, such as Purdue University and Ohio State University, are getting more dental care than their counterparts in the rest of the country.
The survey found that students attending four-year colleges and universities in the country received dental care at a rate of 10.4 percent higher than students attending two-year institutions, while the average cost of dental care for students attending public institutions was $1,200.
Students attending private institutions also saw a slight increase in the cost of their dental care, averaging $2,400 for dental care.
This study is the first to examine the dental care provided by four- and two- year colleges and university students, and it finds that students are paying significantly more for their dental health care.
The average cost per visit for four- year students was $924, while for two- and three-year students it was $6,826 and $4,738 respectively.
The survey also found that the cost per service for students was significantly higher at four-and two–year schools, at $1.962 for two services and $1:10 for one service.
Students at four and two year colleges also tended to pay less for their dentures, while those at public universities tended to spend significantly more on dental care per service.
The study found that a total of 6.3 percent of four- or two-semester students paid more for dental services, while only 2.5 percent of three- and four-semeasure students paid less.
Overall, students at four year colleges were the least likely to pay for their care at all.
They paid an average of $918 for their teeth and $2.98 for a preventive visit, while at two- or three-seventh-semitonal colleges, students paid an even higher average of nearly $4 million for their visits.
These findings were consistent across all types of schools, which suggests that students at public and private universities may not have as much access to dental care as their peers at private institutions.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2019 there were nearly 5.6 million U.S. dental visits and the cost for a dental visit was more than $7.5 billion.
Students at four years colleges were only marginally more likely to visit the dentist, with 3.3 million visits for an average cost and 6.6 percent of students paying more for the services.
Posted August 05, 2018 08:23:42A recent survey conducted by the Center for College Access and Success found that many students…