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Resources by Topic: Dental workforce

ADA Coronavirus Center for Dentists
Tools and resources to help dentists respond to COVID-19. Includes information, news, and guidance related to infection control, dental workforce safety, and practice management.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Dental Association
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Evaluation of Dental Student Rotations in North Dakota Federally Qualified Health Centers
Report details the rotations of dental students in North Dakota's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Highlights oral health providers shortages and discusses barriers to North Dakota FQHCs attracting dental students both pre- and post-rotation.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder, Shane Knutson
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Arkansas Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
County-level map of Arkansas showing the Dental Health HPSAs (Health Professional Shortage Areas) in the state.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
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Boosting Oral Health Care in Rural Communities
Details barriers to oral healthcare in rural areas and highlights some of the methods states are implementing to overcome those barriers. Discusses teledentistry, mobile dental programs, and loan repayment, as well as federal support for state programs.
Author(s): Erik Skinner
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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Health Professional Shortage Areas: Dental Care
Printable map that shows nonmetropolitan and micropolitan dental care HPSAs on one color scale and metropolitan dental care HPSAs on another. Data source: data.HRSA.gov
Date: 07/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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State of Georgia Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (DHPSA)
County-level map showing Georgia Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas by geographic area, low-income population group, and partial county.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of 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 an NHSC approved site. Acts as a supplemental resource to the information provided in the online NHSC Site Application.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Teledentistry & Virtual Evaluations During COVID-19
A free, online webinar for dentists and dental students providing an overview of teledentistry and low-cost technologies for dentists who want to temporarily use virtual services during the coronavirus pandemic. Covers the privacy and billing aspects of teledentistry, and includes reference materials and links to credible information sources on HIPAA, documentation and dental coding. Requires registration.
Author(s): Paul Glassman, Nathan Suter
Date: 03/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: American Dental Association
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Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2019
Reports on activities, funding, and programming from the 2019 fiscal year. Intended to keep lawmakers, members of the medical community, and the public abreast of the Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce's loan repayment and scholarship programs. Includes a section providing information on the Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program and the Dentists for Rural Area Assistance Program, with statistics on the number of participants and the number of counties in which they are serving.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
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Wisconsin Health Professional Shortage Areas: Dental Health Care
Shows population-based and facility-based Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas in Wisconsin.
Date: 02/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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