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.
The primary objective of this study was to examine the effects of state Medicaid expansion on community health center staffing.
This study describes the various structural configurations of portable and mobile oral health service delivery programs and details regulatory variation by state for mobile and portable dentistry programs. The authors also discuss the various populations targeted for services by these programs and examine, where possible, the outcomes of early and ongoing preventive interventions through portable dentistry in underserved communities.
DocFlows: A Web-Based, Interactive App to Explore the Interstate Migration of Residents-in-Training and Practicing Physicians
This report examined the DocFlows web app developed by the Carolina Health Workforce, which allows users to query, download, and share maps/graphs of interstate moves by residents and actively practicing physicians in 35 specialities.
Trends in the Development of the Dental Service Organization Model: Implications for the Oral Health Workforce and Access to Services
In this report, the researchers identify and analyze data describing dental support organizations (DSOs), including interviews with DSOs to understand the qualitative aspects and benefits of management alliances.
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.
The purpose of this analysis is to better understand how hospitals are using Clinical Support Personnel (CSP), and to explore changes that may have occurred since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act.
This article updates and synthesizes the evidence on clinical pediatric workforce models and discusses future directions and implications for health policy.
Underrepresented Minority Dentists: Quantifying Their Numbers and Characterizing the Communities They Serve
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.
This study seeks to identify common competency sets used across the behavioral health workforce and assess the alignment of competency statement content across behavioral health occupations.