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Resources by Topic: Oral health

Recruitment of Rural and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults for Dental Research
Discusses the successful recruitment of rural community-dwelling older adults with cognitive impairment for dental research.
Author(s): B. Wu, E.A. Goedereis, R.J. Crout, et al.
Citation: Special Care in Dentistry, 30(5), 193-199
Date: 09/2010
Type: Document
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Use of Emergency Departments for Conditions Related to Poor Oral Health Care
Reports findings from a study of seven states that looked at use of emergency departments to address oral health needs. Provides data for rural and urban areas and discusses the potential impacts of differences in state Medicaid policies.
Author(s): Emily F. Shortridge, Jonathan R. Moore
Date: 08/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Washington State's Oral Health Workforce
Examines Washington state's oral health workforce needs in 2009 and moving forward. Includes data specific to rural areas and at the state- and county-level.
Author(s): Susan M. Skillman, C. Holly A. Andrilla, Joseli A. Alves-Dunkerson, et al.
Date: 11/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Dental Health and Access to Care Among Rural Children: A National and State Portrait
Examines topics related to children and their access to dental health services. Covers dental health status, preventive services, and insurance coverage for children in rural and urban areas. Includes data by race/ethnicity, age, gender, poverty level, and other child, family, and community characteristics. Provides state-by-state data and state profiles.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Amy Brock Martin, Eric Wang, Janice C. Probst, Nathan Hale, Andrew O. Johnson
Date: 03/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Mode of Travel and Actual Distance Traveled For Medical or Dental Care By Rural and Urban Residents
Discusses the cost and difficulty associated with travel for medical or dental care, which may serve as a barrier for rural populations.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Sarah B. Laditka, Jong-Yi Wang, Andy Johnson
Date: 05/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Rural Dental Practice: A Tale of Four States
Reports the findings of a study investigating rural dentist issues, such as: demography, training, practice characteristics, staff, and job satisfaction in Alabama, California, Maine, and Missouri.
Additional links: Project Summary
Author(s): C. Holly A. Andrilla, Denise M. Lishner, L. Gary Hart
Date: 03/2006
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Rural and Urban Parents Report on Access to Health Care for their Children with Medicaid Managed Care
Examines rural and urban healthcare access for children age 0-17 enrolled in Medicaid managed care plans in four states: New Mexico, Washington, North Carolina, and North Dakota. Includes information on access to urgent care, prescription medications, dental care, and transportation.
Author(s): Victoria Freeman, Rebecca Slifkin, Asheley Skinner, Robert Schwartz
Date: 12/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Indian Health Service: Health Care Services Are Not Always Available to Native Americans
Examines the availability of primary care including medical, dental and vision, as well as certain ancillary and specialty services to Native Americans. Discusses factors associated with the availability of services.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 08/2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Access to Dental Care for Rural Low Income and Minority Populations
Examines the relationships between rural residence, income, race/ethnicity, and access to dental care, based on data from the 1999 National Health Interview Survey.
Author(s): Michelle M. Casey, Gestur Davidson, Ira Moscovice, David Born
Date: 09/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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The 2004 Report to the Secretary: Rural Health and Human Service Issues
Report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Overview of key issues and trends affecting health and human service delivery in rural communities. Detailed information on the integration of behavioral health and primary care, access to oral health care, and aging-related services.
Date: 04/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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