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Improving Oral Health Care Services in Rural America

Description
Discusses the link between oral health and overall health and issues affecting oral health access in rural areas, including shortages of dental providers, differences in dental hygienist scope of practice by state, and insurance coverage. Provides an overview of federal efforts related to rural oral health and offers policy recommendations. Includes a summary of local perspectives from a site visit to Winnsboro Smiles Family Dentistry in rural South Carolina as part of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting.
Date
12/2018
Type
Document
Organization
National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
Tagged as
Access · Oral health · Policy · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · South Carolina