NC’s Oral Health Workforce: Distribution, Diversity, and Access to Care

May 10, 2017

Julie Spero, MSPH; Jacqueline Burgette; Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP; Evan Galloway, MPS; Katie Gaul, MA; Thomas C. Ricketts, III, PhD, MPH

Presentation to the NC Dental Public Health Educational Conference

Presentation Overview

  • Concerns about NC dentist supply
    • Dentists are geographically maldistributed
    • Progress to be made on race & gender diversity
  • You can explore the data in our interactive website
  • Dental schools help shape NC’s workforce
    • Growing our own dentists
  • Other states are changing what providers do
    • Sometimes SOP, sometimes not

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