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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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Authors: Elizabeth Mertz | Aubri Kottek | Miranda Werts | Margaret Langelier | Simona Surdu | Jean Moore

Topics: Emerging Models and Innovations, Oral Health

October 1, 2021
This article qualitatively examines the drivers and outcomes of the US dental therapy movement through a health equity lens, including community engagement, implementation and dissemination, and access to oral health care.
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Author: Elizabeth Mertz | Matthew Jura | Shen Wang | Miranda Werts | Robert Martiniano | Ulrike Muench | Enihomo Obadan-Udoh

Topics: Medicaid, Oral Health, Policy

October 1, 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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Authors: Elizabeth Mertz | Aubri Kottek | Miranda Werts | Margaret Langelier

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: Miranda Werts | Ginachukwa Amah | Elizabeth Mertz

Topics: Oral Health, Policy, Rural Health

October 2, 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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