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.
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.
This compendium summarizes best practices in innovative oral health service delivery programs drawn from over 40 case studies conducted by the OHWRC in recent years. Organizations included were early initiators of service integration, mobile/portable dentistry, and/or teledentistry.
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.