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Visualizing County-Level Data to Target Dental Safety-Net Programs For Children


Our visualization indicated good allocation of scarce dental public health resources. Of the 131 dental safety-net programs, 88 (67.2%) were in high-need counties, which is twice the number in low-need counties (43 or 32.8%). Many high-need counties, however, did not have dental safety-net programs. Among the 80 high-need counties, 52 had no programs (29 in category 4; 23 in category 3). In high-need areas, programs were more common in the metropolitan Atlanta area than in the rest of the state.

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