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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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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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Leveraging Data to Monitor the Allied Health Workforce: National Supply Estimates Using Different Data Sources

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

This study compared national estimates of the supply and characteristics of nine types of allied health workers drawn from four publicly available national data sources: the American Community Survey (ACS), the Current Population Survey (CPS), the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES), and the National Provider Identifier (NPI) Registry.

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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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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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