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Assessing the Impact of Washington State’s Oral Health Workforce on Patient Access to Care

Description
Study of the oral health workforce and access to oral care in Washington state. Includes information on workforce demographics, rural and urban distribution of oral health providers, and difficulty recruiting dental hygienists and assistants in rural areas. Provides recommendations, policy changes, and potential solutions offered by oral health workforce interviewees.
Author(s)
Davis G. Patterson, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Malaika R. Schwartz, Lisa Hager, Susan M. Skillman
Date
11/2017
Type
Document
Organization
UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
Tagged as
Access · Dental workforce · Health workforce supply and demand · Oral health · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Washington