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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: Miranda Werts | Ginachukwa Amah | Elizabeth Mertz

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: Simona Surdu | Elizabeth Mertz | Margaret Langelier | Jean Moore

Topics: Data Analysis, Diversity, Oral Health, Staffing

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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Authors: Ginachukwu Amah | Matthew Jura | Elizabeth Mertz

Topics: Education and Training, Oral Health

August 15, 2019
This report assesses the impacts of HRSA's postgraduate dental training programs on current practice patterns of 'completers' of these programs and on improving the capacity of dentists to meet the needs of the underserved.
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Authors: Keely Walgama | Cynthia Wides | Aubri Kottek | Elizabeth Mertz

Topics: Long-Term Care, Oral Health

November 1, 2018
The article assesses state-level policies, practice and funding sources for dental workforce for institutionalized and homebound populations, as well as, identifies available data, data gaps, and future data collection avenues in terms of quantifying this critical professional workforce engaged in long-term care.
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Authors: Margaret Langelier | Shen Wang | Simona Surdu | Elizabeth Mertz | Cynthia Wides

Topics: Oral Health

August 1, 2017
This report identifies and analyzes data describing dental support organizations (DSOs), including interviews with DSOs to understand the qualitative aspects and benefits of management alliances.
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