This study determined whether shortages of dentists in rural areas of the United States are associated with impaired access to dental care and a higher prevalence of dental disease. Using detailed dentist supply data from the American Dental Association Dentist Masterfile and recent survey data from the nationally-representative Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, we characterized dentist supply-oral health relationships by overall rural vs. urban location and a four-level, rural-urban grouping for the nation and individual states.
|Doescher MP, Keppel GA, Skillman SM||Dentist supply, access to dental care, and oral health among rural and urban residents: a national study||PRESENTATION||06-27-2010|
|Doescher MP, Keppel GA, Skillman SM||Dentist supply, access to dental care, and oral health among rural and urban residents: a national study||PRESENTATION||05-18-2010|
|Doescher MP||The dental workforce, access to care and oral health status in the rural U.S.||PRESENTATION||03-24-2010|