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Which saw, dentist or doctor, for dental problem, past 6 months

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For sample adults and sample children who have at least one problem with their mouth or teeth and saw a doctor or dentist in the past six months, DENCARESAW6M indicates if the person saw a dentist (including specialty providers such as orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists) or a medical doctor.


This variable has no comparability issues.


  • 2008: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children under 18 who have at least one problem with mouth or teeth and who saw a doctor or dentist.


  • 2008