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


This study examined dental occupations in analyses of the number, distribution and other characteristics of various health professions using the 2011, 2014 and 2017 American Community Survey and Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics data. Supply estimates at the state level and national aging trends for dental hygienists, and commuting patterns for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants are displayed in the Leveraging Data dashboards.

Lead Researcher: Bianca K. Frogner, PhD
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HRSA: HWRC Allied Health