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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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Case Studies of 6 Teledentistry Programs: Strategies to Increase Access to General and Specialty Dental Services

Date: 12/01/2016Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Telehealth

The findings of this study provide a better understanding of teledentistry program applications, workforce strategies, impacts on access to care, the organizational structure in which services are provided, and the barriers and facilitators of teledentistry services.

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Comparing the Socioeconomic Well-Being of Workers Across Healthcare Occupations

Date: 12/01/2016Research Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce StudiesTopics: Allied Health

This study investigates the socioeconomic well-being, including occupation-skill match, financial situation, and reliance on state/federal assistance programs, among individuals working in healthcare.

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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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A Comparison of Medicaid Dental Claims Data in 2 States With Different Adult Dental Benefits, 2012-2013

Date: 12/01/2016Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Medicaid

The objective of this research was to understand the impact of Medicaid dental benefits and availability of providers on utilization of dental services.

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Determinants of Oral Health Assessment and Screening in Physician Assistant Clinical Practice

Date: 12/01/2016Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Primary Care

This authors of this study investigate physician assistant (PA) practice characteristics, outline the extent and source of PA education in oral health, and determine facilitators and barriers to the integration of oral health service in practice.

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Scope of Practice Alignment for Paraprofessionals and Addiction Counselors

Date: 12/01/2016Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Allied Health, Behavioral Health, Scope of Practice

This brief examines the scopes of practice for 4 common behavioral health paraprofessions and addiction counselor occupations, and investigates the alignment, or lack thereof, between scopes of practice and actual practice for each profession.

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Utilization of Oral Health Services by Medicaid-Insured Adults in New York, 2012-2013

Date: 12/01/2016Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Medicaid

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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