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New Study Shows Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Dental Services

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A new FAIR Health Study documents the significant drop in dental insurance claims at the beginning of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Utilization of privately insured dental services fell 75 percent in March 2020 and 79 percent in April 2020 compared to the same months in 2019. This is one of the findings in a new FAIR Health study of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on dental services.

March and April 2020 were months when many states banned elective dental procedures. In May 2020, when many states lifted these bans, the decline in dental service utilization narrowed to 27 percent compared to May 2019. June 2020 saw a one percent increase in utilization nationally compared to June 2019.

Drawing on data from FAIR Health’s vast database of private healthcare claims, the study also includes findings related to age, state and procedure code, as well as dental-related diagnoses in urgent care centers and emergency rooms.

For more detailed coverage of this study see this article published by the American Journal for Managed Care.

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