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How Dental Visits Can Save Billions in Health Care Costs

Excerpted from Decisions in Dentistry (May 2016)

The Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) believes it has a way to save the U.S. health care system, government and businesses billions of dollars a year and make Americans healthier. The secret: Get people to the dentist every year. A new white paper released by the DTA, “An Unexpected Strategy for Reducing Health Care Costs,” focuses on what it calls a simple biological truth — that the health of the oral cavity affects systemic health.

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