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Simona Surdu, MD, PhD

Co-Deputy Director, Oral Health Workforce Research Center,
Center for Health Workforce Studies,
University at Albany, SUNY

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Authors: Margaret Langelier | Simona Surdu | Ellen O'Malley

Topics: Emerging Models and Innovations, Oral Health

June 14, 2022
This report describes the results from 2 surveys on the dental therapy workforce at Apple Tree Dental’s centers and programs: 1) clinician and administration satisfaction and 2) patient satisfaction with their clinical providers, making comparisons across provider type.
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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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Authors: Margaret Langelier | Simona Surdu | Sai Sindhura Gundavarapu | Shabnam Seyedzadeh Sabounchi

Topics: Diversity, Oral Health

January 11, 2022
This report describes the personal, practice, and family characteristics of dentists by gender and discusses observed differences in employment participation that might impact service delivery over time.
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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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Authors: Margaret Langelier | Theekshana Fernando | Simona Surdu

Topics: Emerging Models and Innovations, Oral Health, Policy

January 26, 2021
This interactive infographic describes specific requirements in state laws and regulation that impact the ability of dental hygienists to apply silver diamine fluoride (SDF).
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