Public dental services: an analysis of the services delivered in the area of Pisa in 2004-2005 According to DL 502/ 92, D.P.C.M. 29 November 2001 “Definition of Essential Care Levels” says: “Dentistry is provided only to some defined weak categories”. In Tuscany Region private dentistry is mainly provided and so Regional Health System has created, during 2004-2005, a public program to bring his activity back. This project has provided 3 additional oral health assistance levels. Goal of this work is to evaluate public dentistry giving of assistance in Pisa Area in this period. The two Public Services, Pisa AUSL 5 district and University Hospital provided 48.423 specialist services about oral health, mainly represented by dental check-up. Pisa AUSL 5 district work cover 326.000 inhabitants and catch up needs of frail elder people living in non urban areas, especially for denture assistance. Orthodontic devices provided by Public Services appear inadequate.
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