Strategies to Expand Access to Oral Health Services: Emerging Models and Workforce Innovations

There is a growing body of evidence documenting the relationship between physical and oral health, increasing interest in expanding access to basic oral health services, particularly for underserved populations. This webinar discusses key access barriers in oral health and describes findings from research studies conducted by the Oral Health Workforce Research Center that highlights innovative…

Health Workforce Needs Part 1: Workforce to Support Value Based Care

First in a 2-part series on “Health Workforce Needs in a Time of Transformation” highlighting research conducted by 3 of the Health Workforce Research Centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. This session focuses on workforce configurations that support value based care. Presenters will describe changing workforce strategies in oral health, behavioral health,…

The Changing Landscape in Oral Health: An Introduction to Workforce Strategies Designed to Expand Access to Care

This webinar provides an introductory overview of the oral health workforce in America and highlight key themes emerging from the OHWRC’s work, including: strategies that facilitate oral health integration with primary care, particularly among safety net providers in clinics as well as community based settings; oral health service innovation, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary team…

Pediatric Dentistry Workforce Study: Origins, Results, and Policy Implications

This webinar presented the findings from a major recent study of the pediatric dentistry workforce. Speakers described the origins for the study, its methods, and the policy implications of its findings.ArraySeptember 9, 2019 130 minutes Array, Array, Array This webinar presented the findings from a major recent study of the pediatric dentistry workforce. Speakers described…

Enabling Dental Therapy Practice to Improve Access to Oral Health Services

Dental therapy is a workforce innovation that appears to improve access to and equity in dental service delivery in the US. This webinar discussed 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…

Case Studies of 8 Federally Qualified Health Centers: Strategies to Integrate Oral Health with Primary Care

Between February and July 2015 researchers at the Oral Health Workforce Research Center (OHWRC) completed case studies at 8 FQHCs headquartered or operating satellite clinics in 9 states. This report explores the barriers and facilitators to integration of oral health services with primary health care delivery in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) across the United…

Utilization of Oral Health Services by Medicaid-Insured Adults in Oklahoma, 2012-2013

While Medicaid dental coverage for children is relatively consistent across the 50 states, dental benefits for Medicaid-enrolled adults vary significantly from state to state. As a result of the recent economic recession, many states have moved to limit Medicaid expenditures for dental care. As of 2012, 22 states, including Oklahoma, either offer no adult dental…

The Dental Assistant Workforce in the United States, 2015

Dental assistants (DAs) are important members of the oral health workforce team and perform a variety of clinical and administrative tasks. However, requirements for entry into the workforce, allowable tasks, and supervision vary by state. This report examines the dental assistant workforce to better understand roles, functions, and contributions to improving population oral health.ArrayReport Arrayhttps://www.oralhealthworkforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Dental_Assistant_Workforce_2015.pdfOctober…

Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index by State, 2014

The Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) developed a numerical scope of practice index for the dental hygiene profession called the 2001 Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index (DHPPI) under a contract with the the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Scope of practice for dental hygienists has…

Development of a New Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index by State, 2016

The Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) developed a numerical scope of practice index for the dental hygiene profession called the Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index (DHPPI) under a contract with the the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Because the variables in the original DHPPI, which…

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