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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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March 26, 2020
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.
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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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August 15, 2019
This report assesses the impacts of HRSA's postgraduate dental 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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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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March 20, 2019
This article discusses an infographic developed by the Oral Health Workforce Research Center that visually depicts state-level variation in scope of practice for dental hygienists to help better inform policy makers and other oral health stakeholders.
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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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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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November 1, 2018
The article assesses state-level policies, practice and funding sources for dental workforce for institutionalized and homebound populations, as well as, identifies available data, data gaps, and future data collection avenues in terms of quantifying this critical professional workforce engaged in long-term care.
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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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