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A National Study of the Practice Characteristics of Women in Dentistry and Potential Impacts on Access to Care for Underserved Communities

Date: 07/15/2019Authors: Simona Surdu, Margaret Langelier, Yuhao Liu, Nubia GoodwinResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Dentistry, Oral Health, Diversity

This report evaluates the differences by gender of dental professionals’ practice characteristics including employment status, working hours, and practice location.

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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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Behavioral Health Workforce Challenges: Recruitment, Retention, and Work Environment

Date: 09/01/2016Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Diversity

The purpose of this study is to assess work environment factors that may impact recruitment, retention, job satisfaction, and diversity of the behavioral health workforce.

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