- Dental disease (cavities) is the most common chronic disease in children, more common than asthma.
- Every year across the United States, children miss 52 million school hours due to dental disease. Adults lose close to 164 million work hours.
- In 2010, Americans spent $106 billion on oral care.
Part of the challenge in changing the dental delivery system and expanding access is that too often, people don’t have access to continuing care in a way that maintains oral health. The DentaQuest Foundation is focused on educating people about the centrality of oral health to overall health.