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Resources by Topic: Dental workforce

Data Report: 2018 Indiana Oral Health Licensure Survey
Shows characteristics of the Indiana oral health workforce, based on data from dentist and dental hygienist re-licensure surveys. Includes demographic and county-level distribution statistics with breakdowns by rural or urban location.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Utah's Dental Health Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
Shows population-based and geographic-based dental health federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Utah.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Wisconsin Number of Providers Needed to Remove Shortage Designation: Dental Health
Shows the number of providers needed to remove the Dental Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designation for each county in the state of Wisconsin.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Wisconsin Health Professional Shortage Areas: Dental Health Care
Shows population-based and facility-based dental health care federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Wisconsin.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Kansas Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas, 2018
Shows a map of Kansas identifying the counties designated as dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and the counties designated as geographic dental HPSAs.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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Closing the Gap on Dental HPSAs: Louisiana Oral Health Workforce Assessment
Discusses findings and offers recommendations from an oral health workforce needs assessment in Louisiana. Highlights the state oral health status of children and adults, access to care, and fluoridation. Reports on surveys and interviews addressing workforce demographics, practice information, perception of oral health access, and Medicaid policies. Appendices include additional data on state Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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Louisiana Oral Health Workforce Expansion Program: Evaluation Report
Reports on Louisiana's efforts to expand oral health access to people in Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the state as part of a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded grant. Details their efforts so far, challenges faced, and outcomes. Their efforts focused on an oral health needs assessment, a Dental Rural Scholars Track Program modeled after similar medical school programs, and an oral health recruitment and placement program. Appendices include examples of application forms, surveys, and assessment tools used to evaluate the programs, along with a map of state dental HPSAs.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
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North Dakota Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map displaying North Dakota's designated dental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) and dental HPSA facilities.
Additional links: North Dakota Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas with Scores
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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National Health Service Corps Site Reference Guide
Provides clarification for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites regarding eligibility requirements, qualification factors, compliance, roles and responsibilities, and other factors for becoming as NHSC approved site. This document is a supplemental resource to the information provided in the online NHSC Site Application.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Improving Rural Oral Healthcare Access
Policy position brief discussing the oral and systemic health connection and the dental workforce shortage. Highlights the need for interprofessional education and offers recommendations for improving access to rural oral healthcare.
Author(s): Joni Nelson, Jacob Thatcher, Joy Williams
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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