Only 38.7% of individuals over 25 years old with less than a high school education used dental services. Those who graduated at least high school used dental services 61.3%.
Source: Quinonez C, Why We Should Care About the Social Determinants of Health, Ontario Dentist, November 2016, Vol 93, No 9, pg 12-13.
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada (905) 273-7100
43 Albert St. West, Unit 8, Plattsville, ON, Canada (226) 656-1000
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