Assessment of the Oral Health Workforce in Washington State



    Description:

    We analyzed available data on dentists, dental hygienists, and relevant populations to assess the size and distribution of the oral health workforce in Washington State. This included assessment of the current oral health workforce by analyzing DOH licensing records for dentists and dental hygienists and analyzing survey data for dentists and dental hygienists from the DOH health professions surveys conducted in 2007 and 2008; assessment of factors that affect future supply of dentists and dental hygienists, to include projections of retirement rates for dentists and dental hygienists and description of trends in educational output from Washington’s dentist and dental hygienist educational programs; and assessment of Medicaid oral health providers by county relative to the overall workforce and eligible populations, using data on Medicaid providers procured by DOH and available data on eligible populations. This study was funded by the Washington State Department of Health.

  • Status:

    Complete

Publications/Presentations

Authors Title Type Documents/Media
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Alves-Dunkerson JA, Mouradian WE, Comenduley M, Yi J, Doescher MP Washington State’s oral health workforce PUBLICATION Full report
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Alves-Dunkerson J, Mouradian W, Doescher MP Washington State’s oral health workforce PRESENTATION
Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Alves-Dunkerson J, Mouradian W, Doescher MP Washington State’s oral health workforce PRESENTATION
Skillman SM Washington’s oral health workforce PRESENTATION
Doescher MP, Skillman SM Recent workforce studies by the UW CHWS: physicians, licensed practical nurses, and the oral health workforce in Washington and studies of the Wyoming health care workforce PRESENTATION