Trends in the Supply and Demographics of Oral Health Providers in Rural Communities, 2005-2015


Our study will use ten-years of data from the American Community Survey to compare the supply trends of dentists and dental hygienists in non-metro versus metro areas (proxies for rural and urban per available data). In particular, we will look at the aging trends among these providers, and additional demographics (e.g. gender, race/ethnicity) of these aging providers.
Lead Researcher: Bianca K. Frogner, PhD
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HRSA: HWRC Allied Health



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