Various studies have been made of dental clinics and their relations to specific localities or individual clinics, but it appears that this study is the first attempt to assemble widespread information. Under the study are included such topics as the number of clinics, their geographic distribution, number of patients served, number of visits made by patients to clinics, the amount of fundamental equipment devoted to clinic work, and the number of dentists engaged in this type of service. There is found also a classification of the types of clientele served. Of considerable importance in understanding the scope of interest in dental care that has spread outside the dental profession is an enumeration and discussion of the agencies that direct dental clinics.
In this study, reports were made on 1,530 clinics. This number included at least one from every state in the United States, with an average of over two clinics