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2022 Indiana Dental Hygienist Workforce Brief
Provides an overview of the 2022 Indiana dental hygienist workforce. Includes data on workforce demographics, workforce and teledentistry trends, practice characteristics, special populations served, and county-level geographic distribution along with dental hygienist-to-population ratios.
Author(s): Courtney Medlock, Reno Jamison, Hannah L. Maxey
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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Indiana Dental Hygienist Workforce Demand Brief
Provides projected dental hygienist workforce change and job openings in Indiana, including county-level estimates.
Author(s): Courtney Medlock, Reno Jamison, Analise Dickinson, Sierra Vaughn, Hannah L. Maxey
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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2022 Indiana Dentist Workforce Brief
Provides an overview of the 2022 Indiana dentist workforce. Includes data on workforce demographics, workforce and teledentistry trends, practice characteristics, special populations served, and county-level geographic distribution along with dentist-to-population ratios.
Author(s): Courtney Medlock, Reno Jamison, Hannah L. Maxey
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy
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2021 Pennsylvania's Dentist and Dental Hygienist Workforce Survey Report
Presents findings from the 2021 Dentist Survey and 2021 Dental Hygienist Survey, designed to collect information on the characteristics and distribution of the dentist and dental hygienist workforces in Pennsylvania. Features demographics and statistics with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Department of Health
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Hidden Crisis: Pediatric Oral Health In Rural America
Highlights barriers to rural pediatric oral health, along with proposed solutions. Examines Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas, oral health literacy, and needed Medicaid reforms. Features model oral health programs in Washington, Montana, North Dakota, Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Louisiana, North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland, and includes profiles of several rural providers.
Author(s): Michael A. Ignelzi, Tegwyn Brickhouse, Erica Caffrey, et al.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
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New Hampshire Annual Report on the Health Status of Rural Residents and Health Workforce Data Collection: Calendar Year 2022
Includes aggregate data and information on current and projected New Hampshire primary workforce needs and the participation rate on surveys completed by clinicians for the Health Professions Data Center. Features a state map showing rural and nonrural New Hampshire regional public health networks, and statistics on demographics, barriers to care, substance use and mental health, maternal health, preventive care, and health outcomes for cancer diagnosis. Includes license renewal data for various providers types, and physician assistant workforce data including percentage in rural regions.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: New Hampshire Public Health Association, New Hampshire Rural Health & Primary Care
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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: 12/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Dental Therapy Resource Guide
Describes the role of dental therapists in expanding access to dental health care in rural and underserved communities. Outlines the status of state laws and regulations regarding dental therapy education and practice as of August 2021. Compares the scope of practice of dental therapists to other dental care providers.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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The Financial and Policy Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S. Dental Care Workers
Research brief evaluating trends and differences of the dental healthcare workforce before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Assesses the impact of dental healthcare worker (DHCW) shortages by state and geographic region, and mentions rural throughout. Features statistics on wages and total number of employed DHCWs by profession type from 2015-2021, and a state-level map showing percent change in DHCWs from 2019-2021.
Author(s): Sean Boynes, Hayam Megally, Don Clermont, et al.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Institute of Dental Public Health
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Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD) Meeting Minutes, August 2, 2022
Summarizes the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD) meeting held August 2, 2022. Features updates from the Bureau of Health Workforce on the Title VII Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program (DFLRP) and Title VII and preventive medicine, including information on the shortage of preventive medicine physicians in rural areas.
Additional links: Presentations
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
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