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Geriatrician Roles and the Value of Geriatrics in an Evolving Healthcare System

Date: 07/08/2019Authors: Timothy Bates, Aubri Kottek, Joanne SpetzResearch Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Integration, Primary Care

This study focuses on information solicited from field experts in geriatrics as to how geriatrician roles are evolving as healthcare systems and organizations reorganize care in response to a changing environment.

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The Impact of Federal and State Policy on Oral Health Care Delivery in Long-Term Care Settings

Date: 11/01/2018Authors: Keely Walgama, Cynthia Wides, Aubri Kottek, Elizabeth MertzResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Dentistry, Oral Health, Long-Term Care

The study assessed state-level policies, practice and funding sources for dental workforce for institutionalized and homebound populations, as well as, identified available data, data gaps, and future data collection avenues in terms of quantifying this critical professional workforce engaged in long-term care.

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The Evolving Pipeline of Hispanic Dentists in the United States

Date: 08/01/2017Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Diversity

This study examines the trends in Hispanic/Latino (H/L) dentists’ education and pathways to practice; analyzes practice patterns of H/L dentists by pathway; and describes the licensure and educational environment for foreign-trained dentists (FTDs), with a focus on opportunities to enhance workforce diversity and improve access to care for both underserved and H/L populations.

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Underrepresented Minority Dentists: Quantifying Their Numbers and Characterizing the Communities They Serve

Date: 03/24/2017Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Diversity

The purpose of this study was to quantify the shortage of underrepresented minority (URM) dentists and their contributions to health equity by examining practice patterns in relation to characteristics of the communities they serve.

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Survey of Federally Qualified Health Centers to Understand Participation with Dental Residency Programs and Student Externship Rotations

Date: 12/01/2016Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Training

This report examines trends in demand for advanced training by dental students and how this aligns with current policy supporting this training and practice. The report also explores the impact of residencies in ambulatory care settings, particularly for FQHCs, on service capacity and access for patients.

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