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Diversity pertains to the consideration and amplification of attention to urgent topics related to ethnic, racial, and economic minorities. Diversity can also include research that focuses on culture, education, sexual orientation, physical abilities, and socioeconomic status, among others.

Authors: Sai Sindhura Gundavarapu | Simona Surdu | Margaret Langelier

Topics: Diversity, Oral Health

January 20, 2023
This article examines the extent of the income gap between male and female dentists and evaluates the impact of their household, personal, and employment characteristics on income differences.
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Authors: India Ornelas | Malaika Schwartz | Janice Sabin | Bianca Frogner

Topics: Diversity, Education and Training

January 17, 2023
The article uses key informant essays with faculty familiar with experiential education programs related to social determinants and health equity for training purposes, as well as to identify best practices and gaps in current models, and to broaden implementation of these programs.
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Authors: Marieke van Eijk | Grace Guenther | Paula Kett | Andrew Jopson | Bianca Frogner | Susan Skillman

Topics: Diversity, Emerging Models and Innovations, Health Workforce Models and Projections

February 23, 2022
This article examines various approaches to train, recruit, and employ doulas, as well as what system-level changes are needed to address health inequities in underserved communities and expand access to birth doula services.
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Authors: Marieke van Eijk | Paula Kett | Lillian Prueher | Bianca Frogner | Grace Guenther

Topics: Diversity, Emerging Models and Innovations, Staffing

February 17, 2022
This article examines the navigator profession to better understand the equity work they do, the training and skills required, and the Navigator Program-based challenges they face.
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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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