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Resources by Topic: Oral health

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.
Additional links: North Dakota Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas with Scores
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Improving Rural Oral Healthcare Access
Policy position brief discussing the oral and systemic health connection and the dental workforce shortage. Highlights the need for interprofessional education and offers recommendations for improving access to rural oral healthcare.
Author(s): Joni Nelson, Jacob Thatcher, Joy Williams
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Using Storytelling to Address Oral Health Knowledge in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
Results of a study conducted in 3 northern California tribal locations to evaluate an intervention using storytelling to promote prevention of early childhood tooth decay. Participants were 53 women who were pregnant or who had children ages 6 or younger.
Author(s): Brenda Heaton, Christina Gebel, Andrew Crawford, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
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America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2018
Provides a national and state-by-state overview of population health for older adults across 34 measures, as well as two supplemental measures new in 2018: suicide rate and risk of social isolation. Includes a special focus on persistent health disparities and challenges facing rural seniors.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Health Foundation
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Wisconsin Health Professional Shortage Areas: Dental Health Care
Shows population-based and facility-based dental health care Federally Designated Health Professional Shortage Areas in Wisconsin.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
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Montana Primary Care, Dental Care, and Mental Health Care Health Professional Shortage Areas
Maps of Montana showing county-level information of Primary, Dental, and Mental Health Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Also, identifies the location of correctional facilities, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Indian Health Service facilities, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and Native American Reservations.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
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A Healthy Smile Never Gets Old: A California Report on the Oral Health of Older Adults
Highlights oral health status and key issues among older adults living in California. Compares rates of untreated tooth decay and complete tooth loss in urban and rural areas of the state.
Author(s): Sahiti Bhaskara, Conrado E. Barzaga
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Oral Health
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Washington Program Trains Dental Super-Generalists to Serve Rural Communities
Features the University of Washington School of Dentistry's Regional Initiatives in Dental Education (RIDE) program. Describes how the program is structured to create a “super-generalist” able to meet oral health needs in rural and underserved areas. Discusses the program's success placing graduates in rural locations.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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An Advanced Dental Therapist in Rural Minnesota: Jodi Hager’s Case Study
Presents a case study of a dental therapy practice in rural Minnesota. Discusses the practice's productivity, workflow and scheduling, and its effect on oral health access in the area.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Apple Tree Dental
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Oklahoma Health Professional Shortage Areas - Dental Care
Map of Oklahoma with counties delineated identifying the location of designated Dental Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) facilities and Dental Health HPSAs by designation type.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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