Access & Affordability

Adults without a dental visit in past year

Percent of adults age 18 and older who did not visit a dentist or dental clinic within the past year

Dentist

About this data measure

  • While dental health is an important part of an individual’s overall health, many people face financial barriers to receiving dental care, which can lead to unmet oral health needs. (Source: Health Affairs)
  • The percentage of Rhode Island adults without a dental visit increased since 2016.
  • Rhode Islanders with less than a high school education and those with a household income less than $25,000 are less likely to have a dental visit than other groups.

Data Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Adults without a dental visit in past year over time

Adults without a dental visit in past year demographic breakout