QuickStats: Dental Visits by Children Aged 2–17 in 2012

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During 2012, approximately 69% of children aged 5–17  had a dental visit in the past 6 months; among children aged 2–4 years, the percentage with a dental visit was 45%.  Approximately 19% of those aged 5–17 years and 12% of those aged 2–4 years had a visit more than 6 months to 1 year.  Approximately 40% of those aged 2–4 years and 5% of those aged 5–17 years had not had a dental visit in more than 2 years or had never seen a dentist.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6312a6.htm?s_cid=mm6312a6_w

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