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2023 Health Insurance Marketplace Standalone Dental Plan Enrollment by County - Kansas
Kansas map of population enrolled in a marketplace standalone dental insurance plan by county.
Date: 2023
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Health Institute
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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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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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Oral Healthcare in Rural America
Webinar highlighting oral healthcare in rural Texas and nationally. Discusses common oral health disparities, common causes of poor oral health, prevention measures, access to oral healthcare, insurance rates, and oral healthcare projects in Texas. Transcript for video available by clicking three dots under the video.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: University of Texas at Arlington Center for Rural Health and Nursing
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The Oral Health of American Indian and Alaska Native Adult Dental Patients 35 Years and Older A Follow-up Report to the 2015 Survey
Details the oral health of American Indian and Alaska Native adults over 35. Presents rates of AI/AN people with untreated decay and caries, severe periodontal disease, and missing teeth, among other measures. Compares AI/AN rates with the U.S. as a whole and with other ethnic groups.
Author(s): Kathy R. Phipps, Timothy L. Ricks, Nathan P. Mork, Timothy L. Lozon
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Seeking Solutions: Dental Health and Disabilities in Indiana
Assesses needs of Indianans related to dental health and disabilities utilizing information gained from secondary research as well as interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Includes statistics on those with healthcare needs, explanation of report framework, and literature review covering availability, accessibility, accommodation, acceptability, and affordability of services. Includes case studies focused on rural areas.
Author(s): Megan Wilkinson, Angel Winchester, Alysia Marshall-Seslar, Lettie Haver, Barbie Vartanian
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: AWS Foundation, Delta Dental Foundation, McMillen Health
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Improving the Oral Health of Rural Veterans
Report explores rural veterans' access to oral healthcare. Compares the oral health of rural and urban veterans, highlights barriers to oral healthcare in rural areas, and makes recommendations for expanding access to oral healthcare.
Author(s): Annaliese Cothron, Hayam Megally, Don Clermont
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
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Patterns of Health Care Use among Rural-Urban Medicare Beneficiaries Age 85 and Older, 2010-2017
Policy brief examining how rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries age 85+ differ in terms of their socioeconomic and health characteristics that may inform healthcare use. Features statistics on trends in healthcare use, including inpatient and emergency department care, outpatient and prescription services, specialists and dentists, and home health and durable medical equipment, with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Author(s): Yvonne Jonk, Heidi O'Connor, Amanda Burgess, Carly Milkowski
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Teledentistry Trends in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Reviews the use of teledentistry during and following the COVID-19 pandemic in California, Maine, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, and examines reimbursement issues and supports needed to enhance dental care in a post-COVID-19 world. Mentions rural throughout.
Author(s): Miranda Werts, Prashanta Patel, Elizabeth Mertz
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oral Health Workforce Research Center
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