Public Programs, Insurance, and Dental Access

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Public Programs, Insurance, and Dental Access

Disparities remain among the United States population with regard to who receives dental treatment. This article assesses current programs designed to provide dental insurance coverage. This assessment examines person-level use…

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Innovations to Improve Oral Health Care Access

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Innovations to Improve Oral Health Care Access

Improving access to oral health care requires an understanding of the social, cultural, political, financial, and manpower factors that influence access. Armed with this knowledge, individuals and organizations desiring to…

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Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Children by Expanding the Dental Workforce to Include Dental Therapists

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Children by Expanding the Dental Workforce to Include Dental Therapists

This article documents the disparities in oral health among children, identifies barriers to access to care for children, describes the use of dental therapists internationally to improve access to care…

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The Role of Non-Dental Health Professionals in Providing Access to Dental Care for Low-Income and Minority Patients

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on The Role of Non-Dental Health Professionals in Providing Access to Dental Care for Low-Income and Minority Patients

The disadvantaged suffer disproportionately from dental problems. These persons are more likely to have untreated oral health problems and associated pain, and also are more likely to forego dental treatment…

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Dental Workforce

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Dental Workforce

The dental workforce refers to the number, distribution, and characteristics of dentists, dental auxiliaries, and other support staff involved in the provision of oral health care. This article reviews the…

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