Practice Patterns of Postgraduate Dental Residency Completers From Select Long-term HRSA-funded Primary Dental Care Training Programs

Authors: Ginachukwu Amah, BA, BS | Matthew Jura, MSc | Elizabeth Mertz, PhD

Topics: Education and Training, Oral Health

Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research Center

August 15, 2019

The Health Resources and Service Administration’s (HRSA) mission is “To improve health outcomes and address health disparities through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce, and innovative, high-value programs.” To support this mission, HRSA supports primary care postgraduate dental (PGD) training programs through competitive grant funding. A recent research study conducted by the Oral Health Workforce Research Center (OHWRC) at the University at Albany's Center for Health Workforce Studies analysed these PGD training programs.

This report assesses the impacts of these 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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