The effects of denturism on denture prices

D. I. Rosenstein, G. Empey, G. T. Chiodo, D. Phillips

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In 1978, the country's first denturism initiative was passed in Oregon, legalizing the independent construction of dentures by non-dentists. The major campaign issue was the effect denturism would have on the cost of dentures. A review of Oregon dental insurance data shows that the costs of dentures, which had been rising at the same rate as other dental services, had a much lower rate of increase after passage of the denturism initiative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-672
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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