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Resources by Topic: Oral health

Collaborative Practice as a Strategy for Increasing Access to Oral Health Care in Minnesota
Report highlights the collaborative practices of Minnesota's oral health workforce to improve access to oral healthcare in rural areas. Details the collaboration of dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, and dental therapists in MN.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Network for Public Health Law
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Improving Oral Health Care Services in Rural America from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
Webinar recording discusses oral healthcare access in rural communities and the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services' recommendations to improve access for rural people across the country.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 05/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Tale of Two Public Dental Benefit Programs: Iowa Dentist Participation in Traditional Medicaid Versus a Medicaid Expansion Program
Examines differences in dentist participation in Iowa's Dental Wellness Plan and Medicaid programs and discusses the policy implications for oral health access. Addresses differences in rural and urban participation in both programs.
Author(s): Julie C. Reynolds, Susan C. McKernan, Peter C. Damiano, Raymond A. Kuthy
Citation: BMC Oral Health, 19, 89
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
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Iowa: Federal Dental Health Care Shortage Designations
Shows full or partially counties and facilities designated as Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in Iowa.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Department of Public 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.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas and Scores
County-level map displaying North Dakota's designated Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Dental HPSA facilities, and the related HPSA scores.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Oral Health: Targeting Rural Areas
Compiles articles from a special issue of the Texas Public Health Journal focusing on rural oral health in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Covers emergency department use in Texas for oral health needs in rural versus urban counties, geriatric oral health and workforce options such as teledentistry, a Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment project under a state waiver targeting rural communities, partnerships to reach underserved areas and pregnant women, and oral health initiatives in Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Citation: Texas Public Health Journal, 71(2), 2-16
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Public Health Association
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Montana Primary Care, Dental Care, and Mental Health Care Health Professional Shortage Areas
Provides maps of Montana showing county-level information of Primary, Dental, and Mental Health Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Identifies the location of correctional facilities, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and Native American reservations.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Montana Primary Care Office
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Consumer Survey of Barriers to and Facilitators of Access to Oral Health Services
Results of a 2018 survey of U.S. adults to examine factors contributing to oral health disparities. Features statistics including geographic distribution of respondents and distribution of self-reported need for dental care, with breakdowns by rural, suburban, or urban location.
Author(s): Simona Surdu, Margaret Langelier, Sohini Dhar, Mia Stufflebeam
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oral Health Workforce Research Center
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Drilling Down on Dental Coverage and Costs for Medicare Beneficiaries
Examines the oral health of Medicare beneficiaries. Addresses the costs of not obtaining dental care, use of dental services, current sources of dental coverage, and out-of-pocket spending. Includes rural/urban breakdowns.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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