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Number dental visits for other oral surgery, past 2 weeks

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For persons who had at least one dental visit in the past two weeks, DENTSURG reports the number of visits in the past two weeks for oral surgeries other than tooth extraction.

In quarters 1 and 2, DENTEXTR also includes visits for other oral surgery.

This question has been asked periodically since 1971 as part of the Dental Care supplement. Note, in 1971, separate information on other oral surgeries is available only in quarters 3 and 4. In quarters 1 and 2, other oral surgeries were combined with tooth extractions (see DENTEXTR). Information on extractions only is available in DENTPULLfor 1983. For related variables or more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus or see DEN2WNO.


The universe changes over time. In 1971, persons who reported no dental visits in the past two weeks were assigned a value of 0 on DENTSURG. In 1983, they are coded as not in universe.


  • 1971: All persons.
  • 1983: Persons who had 1+ dental visits in the past 2 weeks.


  • 1971, 1983