Funder:HRSA: HWRC Allied Health
Trends in the Supply and Demographics of Oral Health Providers in Rural Communities, 2005-2015
Our study will use ten-years of data from the American Community Survey to compare the supply trends of dentists and dental hygienists in non-metro versus metro areas (proxies for rural and urban per available data). In particular, we will look at the aging trends among these providers, and additional demographics (e.g. gender, race/ethnicity) of these aging providers.