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.


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.

The Black Dentist Workforce in the United States

The Black population in the US experiences disparities in oral health.

The American Indian and Alaska Native Dentist Workforce in the United States

The purpose of this article is to describe the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) dentist workforce, the general practice patterns of these...

The Dental-Medical Divide

The importance of oral health for overall well-being cannot be overstated.