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Number of visits to other dental specialist, past 2 weeks

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For persons who visited a dental specialist in the past two weeks, DENOTHSPEVNO reports the total number of visits to a type of dental specialist not included in the following categories: orthodontist, periodontist, endodontist, oral surgeon, pedodontist, oral pathologist, or prosthodontist.

This variable was asked as part of the Dental Care supplement. For related variables and more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus, or see DENSPECVNO.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1983: Persons who had 1+ dental visits in the past 2 weeks and who saw a dental specialist.


  • 1983