North Carolina Dental Workforce Trends

Authors: Jacqueline Burgette, DMD; Julie Spero, MSPH; Katie Gaul, MA

Presentation to the North Carolina Committee for Dental Health

January 21, 2016


Presentation Overview

  • Basic data on workforce supply, distribution, demographic and practice characteristics can provide evidence to inform policy
  • State budget constraints –what is the return on public investments in education?
  • HRSA workforce projections
    • Dentist shortage will increase from 270 (2012) to 459 (2025)
    • Dental hygienist surplus will increase to 858 (2025)


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