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

Envisioning an Ideal Health Workforce Data System for California

Seven million Californians, the majority of them Latino, African American, and Native American, live in areas experiencing shortfalls of primary...

Practice Patterns of Postgraduate Dental Residency Completers From Select Long-Term HRSA-Funded Primary Dental Care Training Programs

The purpose of this study is to examine practice patterns of graduates of primary care dental postgraduate (PGD) training programs with a...

Introduction to Special Issue: The Workforce for Seriously Ill Older Adults in the Community

In May 2018, 40 leaders and scholars from universities, delivery organizations, professional associations, advocacy groups, government agencies,...

The Impact of Federal and State Policy on Oral Health Care Delivery in Long-Term Care Settings

Residents of long-term care (LTC) facilities have a significantly higher risk of poor oral health status compared with those living independently...

The Pediatric Dental Workforce is Changing: What Does it Mean for Patient Outcomes?

Research examining productivity, quality and outcomes of traditional pediatric dental care are generally lacking.