Dentists and Oral Health

With more than 20 years of expertise, Healthforce Center is at the forefront of research insights into the oral health workforce. Our studies include research on emerging models of oral health care, diversity in dentistry, and scope of practice.

Publications

Tracking Oral Health in a Standardized, Evidence‐Based, Prevention‐Focused Dental Care System

Learning health‐care systems are foundational for measuring and achieving value in oral health care.

How Evidence-based Is US Dental Workforce Policy for Rural Communities?

Populations residing in rural America have lower rates of dental care utilization, higher rates of dental caries, less water fluoridation, and...

The Relationship Between Portable School‐Based Oral Health Prevention Services and Subsequent Oral Health Treatment

This study examines whether a portable, school‐based, preventive oral health program was associated with reduced use of treatment services over...

Oral Health Workforce and Education in California

Dentists are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat problems related to oral health.