Selected recent or important resources focusing on Oral Health in Rural Communities.
Oral Health Among Medicare Beneficiaries in Nursing Homes
Evaluated oral health among 2,355,366 Medicare beneficiaries living in nursing homes. Highlights characteristics associated with specific types of dental issues including age, gender, race and ethnicity, rurality, and more.
Author(s): Steffany Chamut, Carla Shoff, Kristiana Yao, Lee A. Fleisher, Natalia I. Chalmers Citation: JAMA Network Open, 6(9) Date: 09/2023 Type: Document view details
Health Professional Shortage Areas: Dental Care
Printable map that shows nonmetropolitan and micropolitan dental care HPSAs on one color scale and metropolitan dental care HPSAs on another. Data source: data.HRSA.gov
Date: 05/2023 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Dental Care Use in the Midwest: Metro vs. Nonmetro
Examines dental care use in metro and nonmetro populations of the Midwest. Discusses reasons for seeking dental care and breaks down usage according to gender, race, and geography.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman Date: 03/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs view details
The Role of Algorithms in Oral Health Care and Disease Prevention and Management
Report discusses the use of algorithms to customize oral healthcare delivery. Explores algorithm-driven digital tools that can help prevent tooth loss and dental caries by predicting those most at risk based on demographic data. Highlights consumer perceptions of the use of algorithms by a number of demographic factors, such as age, income, employment, and rurality, among others.
Author(s): Lisa J. Heaton, Adrianna Sonnek, Angela Kyomugisa, et al. Date: 01/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health view details
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 view details
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 view details
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