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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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Authors: Elizabeth Mertz | Timothy Bates | Aubri Kottek | Matthew Jura | Miranda Werts | Bradley Munson | Marko Vujicic

Topics: Education and Training, Oral Health

September 27, 2022
This article examines the individual, educational, community, and policy factors that predict whether postgraduate dental (PGD)-trained dentists serve Medicaid children, accept new Medicaid patients, or work in an FQHC.
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Authors: Timothy Bates | Matthew Jura | Miranda Werts | Aubri Kottek | Bradley Munson | Marko Vujicic | Elizabeth Mertz

Topics: Education and Training, Oral Health

September 27, 2022
This article examines the individual, institutional, and policy factors that predict the pursuit of postgraduate dental (PGD) training.
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Authors: Elani Hawazin | Elizabeth Mertz | Ichiro Kawachi

Topics: Oral Health, Policy

April 13, 2022
This article assesses the changes in dental care use in Minnesota after the implementation of the policy to authorize dental therapists in 2009.
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Authors: Enihomo Obadan-Udoh | Matthew Jura | Shen Wang | Miranda Werts | Robert Martiniano | Ulrike Muench | Elizabeth Mertz

Topics: Medicaid, Oral Health

February 9, 2022
This article discusses a study of adult Medicaid beneficiaries using administrative claims data from New York (NY) and Oregon (OR) (2014-2016) to examine opioid Rxs associated with nonsurgical dental visits.
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January 19, 2022
This webinar will discuss the origins and evolution of this workforce model, the process of authorizing and implementing dental therapy training and practice in states, and the impacts on patients and providers in Minnesota where dental therapists have been established and integrated into clinical teams over the last decade.
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