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Wisconsin Health Professional Shortage Areas: Dental Health Care
Shows Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and HPSA facilities in Wisconsin.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Assessing the Characteristics of New York State Dentists Serving Medicaid Beneficiaries
Results of a study exploring the demographic, educational, and practice characteristics of dentists in New York, to understand which factors are associated with dentists' participation and their level of participation in the Medicaid program. Features statistics with breakdowns by rural or urban location.
Author(s): Shen Wang, Robert Martiniano, Kristen Stiegler
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Communities in Crisis: Exploring the PA Oral Health Workforce Shortages
Webinar presenting a panel discussion of Access to Oral Health Workforce Report: Part I, a July 2022 report on the status of the dental workforce in Pennsylvania. Transcript available by clicking the three dots on the line above the red Subscribe button.
Author(s): Helen Hawkey, Kelly A. Braun, Lauren Wagner, Meghan Bastin, Sean C. Boynes
Date: 08/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health
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Longitudinal Assessment of Indiana Dentists' Participation in Medicaid Before and After Expansion
Examines trends related to dentists in Indiana who provided services to Medicaid patients before and after Medicaid expansion, from 2014 through 2017. Analyzes 2,037 Indiana-licensed dentists by Medicaid engagement status, practice type and setting, job status, and demographic characteristics, including rurality.
Author(s): Hannah L. Maxey, Sierra X. Vaughn, Courtney R. Medlock, Analise Dickinson, Yumin Wang
Citation: Journal of the American Dental Association, 153(7), 659-667
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Growth and Decline in Selected Healthcare Occupations Active in the South Carolina Workforce: 2009/10 - 2019/20
Data brief showing how the number of licensed health professionals actively practicing within South Carolina changed statewide and in the state's rural and urban counties. Features statistics for nurses and physician assistants between 2010-2020 and for all other professions between 2009-2019.
Author(s): Katie Gaul
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
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Access to Oral Health Workforce Report: Part I
Examines ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in enhanced attrition of the Pennsylvania oral health workforce. Features statistics on Pennsylvania dentists, dental assistants, and dental hygienists, including number of Expanded Function Dental Assistants (EFDAs) in rural and urban Pennsylvania in 2019 and 2021, and county-level maps showing percentage change in licensed dental hygienists from 2015-2021, density of Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioners (PHDHPs) and EFDAs in 2021, and Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas. Mentions rural throughout.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Regional Assessment
Author(s): Helen Hawkey, Kelly A. Braun, Lauren Wagner, et al.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health
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Supporting Dental Therapy through Title VII Training Programs: A Meaningful Strategy for Implementing Equitable Oral Health Care - Nineteenth Annual Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to Congress
Offers policy and program development recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding primary care and dental training and education. Provides an overview of the importance of oral health, oral health disparities, and the dental therapy profession. Recommendations cover federal funding for dental therapy programs, dental therapy faculty and dental therapists' inclusion in loan forgiveness programs, and a longitudinal tracking mechanism for dental therapy trainees, faculty, and graduates. Highlights a dental therapy pilot program serving tribal communities in Alaska.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
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Provider and Patient Satisfaction With the Dental Therapy Workforce at Apple Tree Dental
Describes satisfaction of clinical providers, organizational administrators, and patients with the dental therapy workforce at Apple Tree Dental Centers, a not-for-profit community dental organization with locations in urban and rural Minnesota. Features demographics with breakdowns by urban or rural location of clinic and residence of patients.
Author(s): Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu, Ellen O'Malley
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Workforce Studies
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HPSA 101: Health Professional Shortage Areas Explained
Video describing Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), scoring calculations and factors affecting HPSA scores, National Health Service Corps loan repayments programs, and the role of the Virginia primary care office in identifying shortage areas in Virginia. Includes a brief history of HPSAs. Transcript available.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health: Office of Health Equity
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Idaho Dental Health Professional Shortage Area Service Areas
Identifies the Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the state of Idaho by county. Includes both the geographic and population group HPSA designations.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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