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Dental Public Health Workforce

ASTDD Resources

These are 3 topic-focused lists of resources that states can use to inform their responses to the 2018 HRSA Oral Health Workforce Funding Opportunity.

Obesity Resources
Opioid Resources
Teledentistry Mobile Resources

Dental Public Health Residencies White Paper (September 2016)

The Role of Oral Health Workforce in Access to Care (March 2019)

The State Oral Health Workforce: Examining the Present and Planning for the Future at the State Health Agency Level - ASTDD and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials partnered to present "The State Oral Health Workforce: Examining the Present and Planning for the Future at the State Health Agency Level." Oral health is an essential component of overall health and well-being, but it is becoming increasingly clear that optimal oral health can't be achieved without a strong, well trained, and efficiently utilized dental public health workforce. The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors hosted a webinar exploring strategies and best practices for developing a strong oral health workforce within state health agencies. Presenters includes Dr. Karyl Rattay, the Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health, who spoke to the important role state oral health programs play in the mission of State Health Agencies; Elizabeth Harper, Director of Workforce Research at ASTHO, who shared relevant findings from The Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS); and Dr. Don Marianos, State Development and Enhancement Committee Co-Lead at ASTDD, who shared highlights from a new report on best practices for developing workforce capacity in state oral health programs. The PowerPoint slides are available for individuals who were not able to participate in the webcast. (February 2016)

ASTDD Best Practice Approach Report on Developing Workforce Capacity in State Oral Health Programs (January 2016)

Strategies for State Oral Health Program Workforce Capacity Development Panel – This ASTDD presentation at the APHA Annual Meeting was based on the ASTDD State Oral Health Program Workforce Capacity Development Best Practice Approach Report. (November 2015)

Presenters PowerPoint slides:
Dr. Steve Geiermann
Beverly Isman
Dr. Samantha Jordan
Dr. Harry Goodman
Dr. David Cappelli
Brochure Handout

Enhancing the Dental Public Health Workforce and Infrastructure - ASTDD convened a national workshop to address dental public health workforce issues in a coordinated, multi-disciplinary, collaborative fashion. ASTDD subsequently received CDC funding for the workshop, matched by funding from HRSA MCHB through the existing cooperative agreement. The full report of the results of that workshop is available, click HERE (February 2004)

Other Organizations Resources

ADEA Summary of Loan Forgiveness Programs in all 50 States (February 2020)

MN Dept of Health. Dental Therapists and Advanced Dental Therapists

Demographics and distribution of dentists in Mississippi: A dental workforce study-Denise Krause, Dennis A Frate and Warren L May; J AM Dent Assoc; 2005; 136; 668-677

The Health Workforce Research Centers support research to assist decision-makers at the federal, state and local levels to better understand health workforce needs. List of Centers and the Focus of each as of April 2019

HRSA Data Warehouse Active Grants for HRSA Programs: Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce. View contact information and project abstracts for current grants, categorized by state.

New Competencies for the 21st Century Dental Public Health Specialist - These replace the previous Dental Public Health Competencies. (2016)

AAPHD WHITE PAPER: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Improved Oral Health: Building the Field Through Integrated and Community-Based Health Practices