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Practice Patterns of Postgraduate Dental Residency Completers from Select Long-Term HRSA-Funded Primary Dental Care Training Programs

Date: 08/15/2019Authors: Ginachukwu Amah, Matthew Jura, Elizabeth MertzResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Dentistry, Oral Health, Training

This report¬†assesses the impacts of HRSA’s postgraduate dental training programs on current practice patterns of ‘completers’ of these programs and on improving the capacity of dentists to meet the needs of the underserved.

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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 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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Top-of License Dental Hygiene Practice

Date: 10/01/2017Authors: Margaret Langelier, Simona SurduResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Dentistry, Oral Health, Scope of Practice

This article describes the comparison of state Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index (DHPPI) scores in each of 3 years (2001, 2014, and 2016) to evaluate the impact of scope of practice expansions on oral health outcomes.

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The Hispanic and Latino Dentist Workforce in the United States

Date: 12/26/2016Authors: Elizabeth Mertz, Cynthia Wides, Jean Calvo, Paul GatesResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Dentistry, Oral Health

The objective of this paper is examine the Hispanic/Latino (H/L) dentist workforce, their practice patterns, and overall contribution to oral heal care for H/L and patients with limited access.

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The Black Dentist Workforce in the United States

Date: 12/14/2016Authors: Elizabeth Mertz, Jean Calvo, Cynthia Wides, Paul GatesResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Dentistry, Oral Health

This article describes the black dentist workforce, the practice patterns of providers, and their contributions to dental health care for minorities and patients with limited access.

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The American Indian and Alaska Native Dentist Workforce in the United States

Date: 12/06/2016Authors: Elizabeth Mertz, Cynthia Wides, Paul GatesResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Dentistry, Oral Health

This study describes the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) dentist workforce, examines the practice patterns of AI/AN dentists, and describes how these providers contribute to the oral health care of AI/AN and underserved populations.

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Expanded Scopes of Practice for Dental Hygienists Associated With Improved Oral Health Outcomes For Adults

Date: 12/01/2016Authors: Margaret Langelier, Tracey Continelli, Jean Moore, Bridget Baker, Simona SurduResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Dentistry, Oral Health, Scope of Practice

This study is a comparative analysis of oral health outcomes associated with the scopes of practice for dental hygienists in all states and the District of Columbia.

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Adoption of Oral Health Curriculum by Physician Assistant Education Programs in 2014

Date: 06/01/2015Authors: Margaret Langelier, Anita Glicken, Simona SurduResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Dentistry, Oral Health

The purpose of this study was to describe inclusion of oral health education in physician assistant (PA) programs and to evaluate the content and implementation of the instruction.

 

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