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

Dental Therapists in the United States: Health Equity, Advancing

Dental therapists (DTs) are primary care dental providers, used globally, and were introduced in the United States (US) in 2005.

Dental Public Health Post-Graduate Trainees in the US: Experiences, Challenges, and Opportunities—A Qualitative Study

The goal of this study was to explore challenges and opportunities that dental public health (DPH) residents and recent graduates experienced...

Advancing Health Worker Well-Being: Trends and Opportunities

Health systems are uniquely positioned to advance health equity in communities by ensuring that workers are well, resilient, and equipped to...

Medicare Support for Dental and Podiatry Graduate Medical Education Programs

Oral health care faces ongoing workforce challenges that affect patient access and outcomes.

Implementing Care Coordination in a Large Dental Care Organization in the United States by Upskilling Front Office Personnel

Care coordination is a key strategy used to improve health outcomes and efficiency, yet there are limited examples in dentistry.