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Oral Health

Oral health is increasingly recognized as an important aspect of an individual’s overall health. Oral health care providers consist of a diverse array of dental care, primary care, and specialty care professionals. Oral health care faces many challenges including insurance coverage, diversity, integration with other health services, and the geographic maldistribution of providers.

Authors: Theekshana Fernando | Margaret Langelier | Simona Surdu

Topics: Oral Health, Telehealth

February 2, 2023
This infograph illustrates the variation in teledentistry regulation by state to help oral health stakeholders understand those differences.
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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: Elizabeth Mertz | Timothy Bates | Aubri Kottek | Matthew Jura | Miranda Werts | Bradley Munson | Marko Vujicic

Topics: Education and Training, Oral Health

September 27, 2022
This article examines the individual, educational, community, and policy factors that predict whether postgraduate dental (PGD)-trained dentists serve Medicaid children, accept new Medicaid patients, or work in an FQHC.
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Authors: Timothy Bates | Matthew Jura | Miranda Werts | Aubri Kottek | Bradley Munson | Marko Vujicic | Elizabeth Mertz

Topics: Education and Training, Oral Health

September 27, 2022
This article examines the individual, institutional, and policy factors that predict the pursuit of postgraduate dental (PGD) training.
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