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Elizabeth Mertz, PhD

Associate professor, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Services, School of Dentistry, and the Healthforce Center, at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

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Topics: Medicaid, Oral Health, Policy

September 30, 2021
This report describes dentists’ opioid prescribing patterns for Medicaid beneficiaries in 2 very different states—Oregon and New York—prior to the implementation of several national and state level opioid prescribing guidelines.
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April 13, 2021
This webinar focuses on the dental therapy movement and examines the role of health equity in its adoption.
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Authors: Patricia Pittman

Topics: Data Visualization, Oral Health, Scope of Practice (SOP)

February 9, 2021
This interactive infographic describes the status of dental therapy in the US and details the specific requirements in state laws and regulations that define dental therapy practice.
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Authors: Patricia Pittman

Topics: Oral Health, Policy, Rural Health

October 1, 2020
This report examines the alignment of policy and infrastructure with evidence-based workforce strategies to increase access to oral health services for rural populations. Research focuses on best practices as well as the barriers and facilitators to effective implementation of workforce strategies to increase the availability of oral health services.
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Authors: Patricia Pittman

Topics: Diversity, Health Workforce Journal Supplement, Oral Health

September 16, 2020
This study analyzed gender differences in dental practice using the American Dental Association’s 2010-2016 Masterfile and the 2017 Survey of Dental Practice.
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