Oral Health Workforce

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

Flavored Tobacco and Nicotine Use Among California Adolescents: Preferences by Use Experience and Survey Format Effects

This study assessed flavored tobacco use among adolescent e-cigarette, cigarette, cigar, hookah, and smokeless tobacco users; specific e-cigarette...

COVID-19 Impact on Dental Service Delivery, Financing, Regulation, and Education Systems: An Environmental Scan

The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on all aspects of the oral health care system.

Rollout of the Oral Health Literacy Toolkit in California: A Mixed-Methods Analysis

Formative assessment of the rollout process of the California Oral Health Literacy (OHL) toolkit uses a mixed-methods approach.

Teledentistry Trends in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This report reviews the use of teledentistry following the COVID-19 pandemic in 4 states—California, Maine, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—and the...