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News by Topic: Oral health

Dentists Detail Challenges Of Rural Dental Care
Jul 2, 2018 - Radio interview with Sean Boynes from the DentaQuest Institute, Laura McKean of AllCare, and Bruce Austin, the dental director for the Oregon Health Authority. Discussion includes rural dental care access and the impact of dental health on overall health, with significant focus on access and efforts to integrate medical and dental care in rural Oregon.
Source: Jefferson Public Radio
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HRSA: Lists of Designated Primary Medical Care, Mental Health, and Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas Federal Register
Jul 2, 2018 - The Health Resources and Services Administration announces the availability of the complete lists of all geographic areas, population groups, and facilities designated as primary care, mental health, and/or dental care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Lists are available on the HPSA Find website and are current as of May 1, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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Rural America Has Too Few Dentists — and Too Few Patients Who Can Pay
Jun 7, 2018 - Discusses oral health needs and disparities in rural America, focusing on a rural town in West Virginia. Although things like workforce shortages and preventive services either being reimbursed at low rates or not being covered at all by Medicaid or Medicare can contribute to the problem, this also touches on the economic realities of rural America and how difficult it can be to afford care even when it is accessible. (May require subscription to view full article.)
Source: The Washington Post
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