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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 vaccination, infection control, dental workforce safety, and practice management.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Dental Association
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Minnesota State Oral Health Plan 2020-2030
Outlines the state oral health plan for Minnesota, focusing on the oral health infrastructure; access to oral health care; health systems integration; disability, special care needs, and inclusion; and data. Includes rural considerations throughout.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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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: 07/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health Workforce in Nevada: A Chartbook
Highlights current state and federal data on the supply and geographic distribution of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers providing direct patient care services, and administrative and non-clinical healthcare workers in Nevada.
Author(s): John Packham, Tabor Griswold, Jeannine Warner, Laima Etchegoyhen
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Statewide Initiatives
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Virginia's Dental Hygienist Workforce: 2021
An overview of the Virginia dental hygienist workforce based on data from the 2021 Dental Hygienist Workforce Survey. Features statistics on the number of dental hygienists working in rural Virginia as well as how many grew up in rural areas of Virginia.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Dentistry Workforce: 2021
An overview of the dentistry workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2021 Dentistry Survey. Features statistics including the number of dentists in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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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: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Indiana Dentist Health Workforce Brief
Information on demographics, education and practice characteristics, and distribution of Indiana dentists, based on self-reported data from 2020 Indiana dentist license renewals. Includes a county-level map showing geographic distribution of dentists, with shadings indicating counties that are Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Author(s): Hannah Maxey, Courtney Medlock, Sierra Vaughn, Trey Floyd
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
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Oregon Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas
Shows a county-level map of Oregon map identifying Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Date: 03/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Office of Rural Health
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Visualizing Potential Effects of Dentist Retirements on Accessibility to Dental Care Among Children in Alabama, 2019
Examines dental access among Alabama residents aged 20 or younger. Discusses how dentist retirements may impact access to dental care, with data breakdowns by rural/urban status. Features maps with county-level information on dental access in Alabama.
Author(s): Steven Samsel, Ryan Tramp, Irem Sengul Orgut, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 18
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
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