BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–An estimated 68.5 million adults in the United States do not have dental insurance, according to new data released today by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health®. This data, which comes from the third annual State of Oral Health Equity in America (SOHEA) survey, also reveals that the number of adults without dental coverage could rise significantly by the end of 2023 due to additional household members losing coverage and the Medicaid redetermination process.
In addition to the estimated 68.5 million adults without dental insurance, an additional 8.9 million household members may have lost dental insurance in the last year due to loss of coverage in a household, as many family and household members receive dental coverage through a single member of the household. Furthermore, there are an estimated 14 million adults in the US who stand to lose their Medicaid dental insurance coverage with the public health emergency expiration. This results in as many as 91.4 million individuals without dental insurance by the end of this calendar year.