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Simona Surdu, MD, PhD

Investigator, Oral Health Workforce Research Center

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Authors: Simona Surdu | Margaret Langelier | Chelsea Fosse | Qiushuang Li

Topics: Data Analysis, Education and Training, Oral Health

May 28, 2020
This report evaluates the attitudes and willingness of general and specialty dentists to treat people with special needs and identifies the barriers to greater participation by dentists in the care of these patients.
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Authors: Simona Surdu | Margaret Langelier | Qiushuang Li | Nubia Goodwin

Topics: Integration and Collaboration, Oral Health

March 24, 2020
This report highlights unique access barriers for specific high-need children (racial/ethnic minorities, low-income parents, uninsured families, Medicaid beneficiaries, rural individuals) or geographic regions.
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Authors: Simona Surdu | Margaret Langelier | Yuhao Liu | Nubia Goodwin

Topics: Diversity, Oral Health

July 15, 2019
This report evaluates the differences by gender of dental professionals' practice characteristics including employment status, working hours, and practice location.
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Authors: Simona Surdu | Margaret Langelier | Qiushuang Li | Sohini Dhar | Mia Stufflebeam

Topics: Oral Health

March 1, 2019
This report evaluates factors identifies by consumers as impacting their access to oral health services and explores differences in utilization of oral health services by demographically distinct population groups.
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Authors: Margaret Langelier | Simona Surdu | Nubia Goodwin

Topics: Integration and Collaboration, Oral Health

February 1, 2019
This report describes benchmark strategies used by safety net provider organizations to integrate health services delivery for patients including screening for and identifying medical, dental, and mental health conditions during health care encounters and directing referrals to appropriate clinical providers.
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Authors: Simona Surdu | Margaret Langelier

Topics: Medicaid, Oral Health

January 1, 2018
This report summarizes trends in the direct provision of oral health services by federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) over recent years and factors that predict the likelihood of an FQHC providing direct general and/or specialty oral health services.
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Authors: Margaret Langelier | Simona Surdu

Topics: Oral Health, Scope of Practice (SOP)

October 1, 2017
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.
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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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Authors: Margaret Langelier | Tracey Continelli | Jean Moore | Bridget Baker | Simona Surdu

Topics: Oral Health, Scope of Practice (SOP)

December 1, 2016
This article is a comparative analysis of oral health outcomes associated with the scopes of practice for dental hygienists in all states and the District of Columbia.
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Authors: Margaret Langelier | Simona Surdu | Jingya Gao | Jean Moore | Anita Glicken

Topics: Oral Health, Primary Care

December 1, 2016
This report discusses physician assistant (PA) practice characteristics, the extent and source of PA education in oral health, and facilitators and barriers to the integration of oral health service in practice.
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