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Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. [2016]. Public health dental hygienist. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 2 pp. (Oral health in Massachusetts; A fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about public health dental hygienists in Massachusetts. It discusses the public health issue that resulted in the creation of this new category of oral health professional, explains what public health dental hygienists are and where they may work, and lists what is required of them. The fact sheet also describes the written information sheet that they give patients at the conclusion of a visit and discusses public health dental hygienists’ responsibilities related to referrals and reporting.

Contact: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, 250 Washington Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Telephone: (617) 624-6060 Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992 Fax: (617) 624-6062 Web Site: http://www.mass.gov/dph/oralhealth Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygienists, Massachusetts, Oral health, Public health, State initiatives

American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2016. National Dental Hygiene Month. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, annual.

Annotation: This toolkit is intended to help dental hygienists and others promote awareness of oral health as part of the annual observance of National Dental Hygiene Month (October). Contents include information on topics such as toothbrushing, flossing, rinsing, chewing gum, and community service. Public relations materials; posters; and a series of fact sheets on oral health in children, adolescents, adults, and older adults are also available. Some materials are available in both English and Spanish.

Contact: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (312) 440-8900 Fax: (312) 440-1806 Web Site: http://www.adha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adult health, Child health, Dental hygienists, Educational materials, Health promotion, Public awareness campaigns, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials

Langelier M, Baker B, Continelli T, Moore J. 2016. Dental hygiene professional practice index by state, 2014. Rensselaer, NY: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, 164 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about a study conducted to examine statutes and regulations governing the practice of dental hygiene by state. The report discusses interest in the scope of practice for dental hygienists and the impact of this scope of practice on the delivery of oral health services.

Contact: Oral Health Workforce Research Center, New York Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, SUNY, School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 Web Site: http://www.oralhealthworkforce.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygienists, Health services delivery, Oral health, Regulations, Work force

Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program. 2016. 2013–2014 workforce survey of dental hygienists. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Health, 35 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes findings from a statewide survey of the dental hygiene work force in Florida. Contents include information about licensed dental hygienists practicing in Florida (demographics, professional education, practice characteristics, productivity, retention and attrition). Findings on the characteristics of licensed hygienists not practicing in the state, information about the survey methodology, and data figures and tables are also provided.

Contact: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A14, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1724, Telephone: (850) 245-4333 Web Site: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health/dental-health/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental hygienists, Florida, Oral health, State surveys, Statistical data, Work force

American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2015. Direct access. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 15 pp.

Annotation: This document provides an overview of states with direct-access programs whereby a dental hygienist can initiate treatment based on his or her assessment of a client’s needs without the authorization of a dentist, provide treatment services without the presence of a dentist, and maintain a provider-client relationship. Each state entry includes an authorizing code section, a brief description of methods and services, and special requirements and notes. Maps depicting states that permit direct access to dental hygienists and the progression of direct access are also available.

Contact: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (312) 440-8900 Fax: (312) 440-1806 Web Site: http://www.adha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Dental care, Dental hygienists, Dentistry, Oral health, Patient care, Provider participation, State initiatives

National Center for Health Workforce Analysis. 2015. National and state-level projections of dentists and dental hygienists in the U.S., 2012-2025. Rockville, MD: National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, 16 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents national- and state-level estimates of supply and demand for dentists and dental hygienists at baseline in 2012 and for 2025 using the Health Resources and Services Administration's Health Work Force Simulation Model. Both supply and demand projections are reported as full time equivalents. Contents include background, results, limitations, and conclusions. Topics include changes in oral health care delivery and in health systems, dentist shortages, the evolving role of the dental hygienist, and the productivity of the existing oral health work force.

Contact: National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, Health Resource and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce, Rockvillle, MD Telephone: (301) 443-9256 Web Site: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygienists, Dentists, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Oral health, Productivity, Service delivery systems, Statistical data, Trends, Work force

American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2015. Transforming dental hygiene education and the profession for the 21st century. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 27 pp.

Annotation: This paper describes how changes in dental hygiene education and the profession will prepare graduates to serve health and wellness needs. Topics include the future needs of dental hygiene practice; strategies that will contribute to the expansion of oral health services to underserved populations, including mothers and children; and potential curriculum revisions and enhancements to better prepare dental hygienists for future practice.

Contact: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (312) 440-8900 Fax: (312) 440-1806 Web Site: http://www.adha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Dental education, Dental hygiene, Dental hygienists, Educational change, Interdisciplinary approach, Oral health, Role, Trends, Work force

Continelli T, Bruce C, Roberts E, Martiniano R. 2015. A profile of oral health providers in New York State. Rensselaer, NY: Center for Health Workforce Studies, 4 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This research brief provides information about the dentist and dental hygienist work force in New York state, including the concentration of dentists vs. dental hygienists, the concentration of dentists in urban vs. rural areas, the diversity of the oral health work force compared with the diversity of the state’s population, the ages of dentists and dental hygienists, and the educational attainment of dental hygienists. Sources and limitations of the data are described.

Contact: Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, State University of New York, School of Public Health, One University Place, Suite 220, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3445, Telephone: (518) 402-0250 Fax: (518) 402-0252 E-mail: chws@health.ny.gov Web Site: https://www.chwsny.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Age factors, Cultural diversity, Dental hygienists, Dentists, Educational attainment, Health disparities, New York, Oral health, Rural environment, Urban environment, Work force

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program. 2015. Many Communities, Many Needs, Many Opportunities Idaho Oral Health Summit May 18–19, 2015. Boise, ID: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document presents the objectives and agenda for a summit held on May 18–19, 2015, in Boise, Idaho, to build a network to improve oral health in Idaho. Topics include opportunities for networking and leveraging of resources in local communities and across the state, education and training on best practices in collaboration, grassroots leadership and action for improving oral health for all in Idaho, and goals and strategies of the 2015–2020 Idaho Oral Health Action Plan.

Contact: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Oral Health Program, P.O. Box 83720, 450 West State Street, Boise, ID 83720-0036, Telephone: (800) 926-2588 Web Site: http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/portal/alias__Rainbow/lang__en-US/tabID__3494/DesktopDefault.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community action, Conferences, Dental hygienists, Goals, Idaho, Leadership, Model programs, Networking, Oral health, Program improvement, Statewide planning, Training

Glassman P, Harrington M, Namakian M. 2014. The virtual dental home: Improving the oral health of vulnerable and underserved populations using geographically distributed telehealth-enabled teams (upd.). San Francisco, CA: University of the Pacific, Pacific Center for Special Care, 8 pp. (Policy brief)

Annotation: This brief describes the virtual dental home, a model program in California that uses telehealth technology to provide oral health care services to underserved populations outside traditional dental offices (e.g., in Head Start programs, elementary schools, residential care settings, nursing homes). Topics include what the virtual dental home is and how it works. Additional contents include findings on the number of patients seen, total visits and the percentage of those needing referral to a dental office by type of site; findings from an associated demonstration project to test expanded practice procedures; satisfaction survey results; an economic analysis; and conclusions.

Contact: Pacific Center for Special Care, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 2155 Webster Street, Suite 409, San Francisco, CA 94115, Telephone: (415) 929-6400 Web Site: http://dental.pacific.edu/Community_Involvement/Pacific_Center_for_Special_Care_(PCSC).html Available from the website.

Keywords: Allied health personnel, California, Children, Dental assistants, Dental hygienists, Model programs, Oral health, Telemedicine, Underserved communities, Work force

Dunker A, Krofah E, Isasi F. 2014. The role of dental hygienists in providing access to oral health care. Washington, DC: National Governors Association, 18 pp.

Annotation: This paper discusses barriers to access to oral health care, particularly among underserved and vulnerable populations, and how some states are considering expanding the oral health work force, especially related to the use of dental hygienists. Topics include how dental hygienists’ roles can be expanded to allow them to perform oral screenings, fluoride and dental sealant applications, and prophylaxis without direct supervision. State examples of expanded roles are provided, along with a discussion of barriers limiting dental hygienist practices.

Contact: National Governors Association, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: webmaster@nga.org Web Site: http://www.nga.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Dental hygienists, Dental caries, Oral health, Screening, Work force

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2014. Opportunities for collaboration between state oral health programs and state dental hygienists' associations to improve oral health. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 1 p.

Annotation: This document describes how state oral health programs and state dental hygienists' associations can work together to address oral health needs and reduce oral health disparities in the United States. Sample topics include partnering to increase access to preventive care by delivering school-based dental sealant programs and promoting prevention strategies in communities.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Advocacy, Collaboration, Dental hygienists, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Health services delivery, Oral health, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Public private partnerships, State programs, Work force

National Network for Oral Health Access. 2014. An analysis of 2013 health center oral health provider recruitment, retention, and job satisfaction survey results. Denver, CO: National Network for Oral Health Access, 45 pp. (Published September 2014. (JMB))

Annotation: This report presents findings from a survey of executive directors, dentists, and dental hygienists working in health centers throughout the United States to assess salaries, job satisfaction, and recruitment and retention strategies. Contents include information about survey distribution and survey response, an analysis, and survey results. The narrative also provides selected tables and figures; additional analyses and the survey instruments are included in the appendices.

Contact: National Network for Oral Health Access, 181 East 56th Avenue, Suite 501, Denver, CO 80216, Telephone: (866) 316-4995 Fax: (866) 316-4995 E-mail: info@nnoha.org Web Site: http://www.nnoha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community health centers, Dental hygienists, Dentists, Employment, Job satisfaction, National surveys, Oral health, Recruitment, Retention, Salaries

Al-Dajani M, Limeback H. 2014. Nutritional strategies for caries reduction. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene 12(8):30–33,

Annotation: This course for oral health professionals focuses on the role of food-consumption choices in preventing tooth decay and promoting oral health. Topics include how the consumption of fermentable carbohydrates affects dental biofilm, how changes in eating habits affect risk of dental caries, and food choices that can inhibit caries incidence.

Contact: Belmont Publications, CE Department, 3621 Harbor Boulevard, Suite 265, Santa Ana, CA 92704, Telephone: (714) 825-0988 Web Site: https://belmontpublications.com/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Continuing education, Dental caries, Dental hygienists, Dentists, Disease management, Disease prevention, Distance education, Food consumption, Health services, Nutrition, Oral health, Risk factors, Training

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. 2014. Transforming Dental Hygiene Education: Proud Past, Unlimited Future–Proceedings of a symposium. Rockville, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 31 pp.

Annotation: This report presents proceedings from a symposium held on September 18–20, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois, to discuss how the dental hygiene profession would need to transform its educational process to achieve expanded roles and new opportunities for dental hygienists in the future. Topics include the evolution of dental hygiene practice and curriculum development, perspectives on redefining education and practice, innovative collaboration models, implications of interprofessional education, funding transformational change, and strategic planning.

Contact: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 464-4772 Fax: (301) 443-1246 E-mail: ask@hrsa.gov Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Conference proceedings, Dental education, Dental hygiene, Dental hygienists, Educational change, Interdisciplinary approach, Oral health, Role, Work force

Reynolds JC, Kuthy RA, Pooley MJ, Kelly MC, McKernan SC. 2014. Dental hygiene workforce in Iowa: Snapshot and recommendations for a workforce monitoring system. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa, Public Policy Center, 46 pp.

Annotation: This report contains a compilation and synthesis of existing data sources on dental hygienists in Iowa. Contents include key findings and data source background and methodology. Topics include demographics and distribution; education programs; practice information; attitudes about past, present, and future employment; wages and benefits; labor market factors; and public health supervision. Policy recommendations are provided.

Contact: University of Iowa, Public Policy Center, 310 South Grand Avenue, 209 South Quadrangle, Iowa City, IA 52242, Telephone: (319) 335-6800 Fax: (319) 335-6801 Web Site: http://ppc.uiowa.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Data collection, Data sources, Dental hygienists, Iowa, Policy development, State surveys, Trends, Work force

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry. 2014. Dental hygiene public authorization services report form [and instructions]. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry, 2 items.

Annotation: This form is designed to help registered dental hygienists with public health authorization in Nebraska report oral health services performed by client age. Topics include charting and screening; oral health education provided to clients and their caregivers and to groups (workshops and inservice training); and provision of oral prophylaxis, pulp vitality testing, topical fluorides, dental sealants, and other topical agents. Instructions for completing the form are also available.

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Oral Health and Dentistry, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 Web Site: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Dental-Health.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygienists, Dental sealants, Disease prevention, Fluorides, Forms, Health education, Inservice training, Nebraska, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Preventive health services, Screening, State programs

Network for Public Health Law. 2014. Dental auxiliary scope of practice laws [Pathways to improved access to dental health services]. St. Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, multiple items.

Annotation: These fact sheets for public health professionals, policymakers, and others provide data on oral health in the 50 states and the District of Columbia and describe laws governing the respective services provided by members of the oral health work force. Each state fact sheet, titled Pathways to Improved Access to Dental Health Services, describes indicators of oral and dental health and how the state compares with the nation on these indicators. The fact sheets also describe the scope of practice for allied dental personnel in the state such as what the practice includes, what services cannot be performed, supervision requirements, and the body responsible for oversight.

Contact: Network for Public Health Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, Telephone: (651) 695-7749 Fax: (651) 695-7749 Web Site: https://www.networkforphl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Allied health personnel, Dental care, Dental hygienists, Health status, Licensing, Medicaid, Oral health, Policy development, Regulations, Reimbursement, State legislation, Work force

American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2013. 100 years of dental hygiene. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource presents a chronological history of the dental hygiene profession for the period 1913–2013. Topics include the founding of the dental hygiene profession and association, education, unsupervised practice, preceptorship, the war effort, addressing personnel shortages, accreditation, professional status, publications, legislative focus, and the future of dental hygiene education and practice.

Contact: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (312) 440-8900 Fax: (312) 440-1806 Web Site: http://www.adha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Accreditation, Anniversaries, Associations, Dental hygienists, Dental societies, History, Professional education, Professional societies

Niehaus V, Davis C. 2013. Scope of practice for dental hygienists in Mississippi. St. Paul, MN: Network for Public Health Law, 6 pp. (Laws governing practice of dental hygienists)

Annotation: This issue brief provides answers to frequently asked questions related to dental hygiene scope of practice in Mississippi. Topics include requirements, the process for amending the requirements, and legislation in other states.

Contact: Network for Public Health Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, Telephone: (651) 695-7749 Fax: (651) 695-7749 Web Site: https://www.networkforphl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygienists, Mississippi, Oral health, State legislation, Supervision

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.