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News by Topic: Dental workforce

Mar 6, 2023 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as members of the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD). ACTPCMD provides recommendations on policy and program development for medicine and dentistry activities under Section 747 Title VII of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), as well as developing, publishing, and implementing performance measures and evaluations for programs under Part C of Title VII of the PHS Act. Nominations are due by April 30, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 25, 2023 - A report issued by the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission found that for every rural Pennsylvania dentist there are 15 nonrural dentists. The report suggests that it would be helpful to expand technology use and mobile dentistry, to recruit dental students from rural Pennsylvania, and to offer more incentives for rural dentistry.
Source: The Center Square