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ADA Health Policy Institute

All Health Policy Institute Publications

This page lists all publications by the Health Policy Institute, including journal articles, research briefs, policy perspectives, infographics, and webinars, ordered chronologically as they are published.

Oral Health Trends for Older Americans (August 2019)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Emergency Department Visits for Dental Conditions – A Snapshot (August 2019) (PDF)
Infographic.

How Do General Dentist Incomes Compare Across States? (May 2019) (PDF)
Infographic.

Main Barriers to Getting Needed Dental All Relate to Affordability (April 2019) (PDF)
Research Brief.

How Big Are Dental Service Organizations? (April 2019) (PDF)
Infographic.

The Effect of the Great Recession on the Demand for General Oral Health Care and Orthodontic Care (April 2019)
Journal article published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Access to Primary and Dental Care Among Adults Newly Enrolled in Medicaid (March 2019)
Journal article published in The American Journal of Managed Care.

Supply of Dentists in the U.S.: 2001-2018 (February 2019) (XLSX)
Data Center report.

Dental Assisting Student Characteristics by Type of Sponsoring Institution (February 2019) (PDF)
Infographic.

Dental Hygiene Student Characteristics by Type of Sponsoring Institution (February 2019) (PDF)
Infographic.

Dental Hygiene Education Program Characteristics (December 2018) (PDF)
Infographic.

Dental Assisting Education Program Characteristics (December 2018) (PDF)
Infographic.

Could Dentists Relieve Physician Shortages, Manage Chronic Disease? (December 2018) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Medicaid Expansion and Dental Benefits Coverage (December 2018) (PDF)
Infographic.

International Students in U.S. Dental Schools (December 2018) (PDF)
Infographic.

Trends in U.S. Dental Schools (December 2018) (PDF)
Infographic.

2017 Characteristics of Private Dental Practice (November 2018) (XLSX)
Data Center report.

2017 Income, Gross Billings, and Expenses (November 2018) (XLSX)
Data Center report.

Dentist Earnings and Busyness in the U.S. (November 2018) (PDF)
Infographic.

How Many Dentists Are in Solo Practice? (October 2018) (PDF)
Infographic.

Dentist Retirement Patterns (August 2018) (PDF)
Infographic. 

Multiple Opioid Prescriptions Among Privately Insured Dental Patients in the United States (July 2018)
Journal article published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Trends in Advanced Dental Education Programs: 1975-2016 (July 2018) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Dental Care Use Among Children: 2016 (July 2018) (PDF)
Infographic.

Supply of Full-Time Equivalent Dentists in the U.S. Expected to Increase Steadily (July 2018) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Do We Need Fewer or More Dentists in the U.S. in the Coming Years? (July 2018)
Webinar.

Earnings of Employed and Self-Employed U.S. Health Care Professionals, 2001 to 2015 (June 2018)
Journal article published in The Journal of the American Medical Association

Oral Health and Well-Being Among Medicaid Adults by Type of Medicaid Dental Benefit (May 2018) (PDF)
Infographic.

Taking the Pulse of the Dental Care Market (May 2018)
Webinar.

Opioid Prescribing Practices from 2010 through 2015 Among Dentists in the United States (April 2018)
Journal article published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dentists' Practice Ownership is Declining (April 2018) (PDF)
Infographic.

Methods Used by Dental Schools to Assess Competencies for CODA Standards (April 2018) (PDF)
Infographic.

Dentist Participation in Medicaid or CHIP (March 2018) (PDF)
Infographic.

Disparities in Untreated Caries Among Children and Adults in the U.S., 2011-2014 (March 2018)
Journal article published in BMC Oral Health

Our Dental Care System is Stuck: and Here is What to Do About It (March 2018)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Distribution of Clock Hours of Instruction in Dental Schools by Class Year (February 2018) (PDF)
Infographic.

Opioid Prescribing by Dentists (January 2018) (PDF)
Infographic.

Dentist Profile Snapshot by State (January 2018) (XLSX)
Data Center report.

Why We Need More Data on the Dental Insurance Market (January 2018)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

U.S. Dental Expenditures: 2017 Update (December 2017)
Research Brief.

Predoctoral Dental Education Programs: Curriculum Format, Content and Innovations (December 2017) (PDF)
Infographic.

Dental School Grads and Advanced Program Enrollment by Gender, 2016-17 (December 2017) (PDF)
Infographic.

Dental Student Withdrawals and Not Promoted Rates, 1985 to 2015 (November 2017) (PDF)
Infographic.

State of the U.S. Dental Market - Outlook 2018 (November 2017)
Webinar.

Dental Care Utilization in the U.S. (November 2017) (PDF)
Infographic.

Cost Barriers to Dental Care in the U.S. (November 2017) (PDF)
Infographic.

Dental Benefits Coverage in the U.S. (November 2017) (PDF)
Infographic.

Structure of Dental Practices in the U.S. (November 2017) (PDF)
Infographic.

Racial and Ethnic Diversity among Dentists in the U.S. (November 2017) (PDF)
Infographic.

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion on Dental Care Use Through 2016 (November 2017)
Journal article published in The Journal of Public Health Dentistry

The Relationship Between Education Debt and Career Choices in Professional Programs (November 2017)
Journal article published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Practice Ownership is Declining (September 2017)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Practice Ownership or Employment? (July 2017)
Policy perspective published in The Pulp Exposure.

Will We See More Foreign-Trained Dentists in the United States? (July 2017)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Racial Disparities in Untreated Caries Narrowing for Children (June 2017) (PDF)
Infographic.

Untreated Caries Rates Falling Among Low-Income Children (June 2017) (PDF)
Infographic.

Income Inequality in the United States and Its Potential Effect on Oral Health (June 2017)
Journal article published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

2017 Take-Up Rate of Stand-Alone Dental Plans (May 2017) (PDF)
Infographic.

Measuring What Matters - A New Way of Measuring Geographic Access to Dental Care Services (May 2017)
Webinar.

Medicaid Participation and Reimbursement for Physicians and Dentists in Every State (May 2017)
Webinar.

Back to the Future (Supply of Dentists) (May 2017)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Medicaid Fee-For-Service Reimbursement Rates for Child and Adult Dental Care Services for All States, 2016 (April 2017) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Medicaid Fee-for-Service (FFS) Reimbursement and Provider Participation for Dentists and Physicians in Every State (April 2017) (PDF)
Infographic.

Trends in the Earnings Gender Gap Among Dentists, Physicians, and Lawyers (April 2017)
Journal article published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

The Gender Pay Gap in Medicine, Law and Dentistry (April 2017)
Webinar.

Time to Talk About the Gender Gap in Dentist Earnings (April 2017)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dental Plan Premiums in the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces Trended Downward from 2014 through 2016 (April 2017)
Journal article published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

How Big Are Dental Service Organizations? (March 2017)
Webinar.

Do Dentist Practice Patterns Vary by Dental School of Graduation? (March 2017) (PDF)
Infographic.

What Have We Learned About Dental Coverage on HealthCare.Gov? (February 2017)
Webinar.

Trends in Fees and Reimbursement Rates for the Most Common Procedures in Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, and Oral Surgery (February 2017) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Recent Trends in the Market for Oral Surgeons, Endodontists, Orthodontists, Periodontists, and Pediatric Dentists (February 2017) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Geographic Access to Dental Care Varies in Missouri and Wisconsin (January 2017)
Journal article published in The Journal of Public Health Dentistry.

Estimating Premium and Out-of-Pocket Outlays Under All Child Dental Coverage Options in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (January 2017)
Journal article published in The Journal of Pediatrics.

Dental Coverage Options Through HealthCare.gov (January 2017) (PDF)
Infographic.

Does California Project the Future of Dentistry? (January 2017) (PDF)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the California Dental Association.

Obamacare, Trumpcare, And Your Mouth (January 2017)
Policy perspective published in the Health Affairs Blog.

Addressing Oral Health in Health Policy (January 2017)
Webinar.

State of the U.S. Dental Care Market - Year-End 2016 Update (December 2016)
Webinar.

Dentist Earnings Were Stable in 2015 (December 2016) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Do Dentists From Rural Areas Practice in Rural Areas? (December 2016)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

U.S. Dental Spending Up in 2015 (December 2016) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Dental Care Presents the Highest Level of Financial Barriers, Compared to Other Types of Health Care Services (December 2016) (PDF)
Journal article published in Health Affairs.

Time to Rethink Dental "Insurance" (November 2016)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Where Is Dentistry Going? Advice from the Cheshire Cat (November 2016)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Early Impact of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion on Dental Care Use (November 2016)
Journal article published in Health Services Research.

The "De-Aging" of the Dentist Workforce (October 2016) (PDF)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dental Benefits Coverage Increased for Working-Age Adults in 2014 (October 2016) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Is Medicaid Expansion Easing Cost Barriers to Dental Care for Low-Income Adults? (October 2016) (PDF)
Infographic.

Dental Care Utilization Steady Among Working-Age Adults and Children, Up Slightly Among the Elderly (October 2016) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Unmet Dental Care Needs Falling among Low-Income Children, Rising Among Low-Income Adults and Seniors (October 2016)
Webinar.

Oral Health and Well-Being Among Seniors in the United States (September 2016) (PDF)
Infographic.

Recent Trends in the Market for Endodontics (September 2016) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Why Are Payment Rates to Dentists Declining in Most States? (September 2016)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

U.S. Dentist Workforce by Age Group (September 2016) (PDF)
Infographic.

Dentist Migration Across State Lines (August 2016) (PDF)
Infographic.

Are Millennials Interested in Receiving Dental Care in a Retail Setting? (July 2016) (PDF)
Infographic.

The Dentist Workforce - Key Facts (July 2016) (PDF)
Infographic.

The Dental Care System in California: An Analysis (June 2016) (PDF)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the California Dental Association.

An Analysis of Dental Spending Among Adults with Private Dental Benefits (May 2016) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Millennials Struggle to Navigate the Dental Options on HealthCare.gov (May 2016) (PDF)
Infographic.

Trends in U.S. Dental School Finances (April 2016) (PDF)
Infographic.

Considering Large Group Practices as a Vehicle for Consolidation in Dentistry (April 2016) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Rethinking How U.S. Health Care Policy Approaches the Mouth (March 2016)
Policy perspective published in The Health Care Blog.

Physicians Dissatisfied with Current Referral Process to Dentists (March 2016) (PDF)
Research Brief.

The Per-Patient Cost of Dental Care, 2013: A Look Under the Hood (March 2016) (PDF)
Research Brief.

An Analysis of Dental Spending Among Children with Private Dental Benefits (March 2016) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Taking Stock of Pediatric Dental Benefit "Mandate" Under the ACA (March 2016)
Webinar.

Estimating the Cost of Introducing a Medicaid Adult Dental Benefit in 22 States (March 2016) (PDF)
Research Brief.

How Much Would a Medicaid Adult Dental Benefit Cost? (March 2016)
Webinar.

Is the Number of Medicaid Providers Really that Important? (March 2016)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dental Care Within Accountable Care Organizations: Challenges and Opportunities (March 2016) (PDF)
Research Brief.

How Are Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) Approaching Dental Care Services? (March 2016)
Webinar.

Emergency Department Visits for Dental Conditions Fell in 2013 (February 2016) (PDF)
Research Brief.

The Relationship Between Periodontal Interventions and Health Care Costs and Utilization. Evidence from an Integrated Dental, Medical, and Pharmacy Commercial Claims Database (January 2016)
Journal article published in Health Economics.

Student Debt and Career Choices (December 2015) (PDF)
Infographic.

Simple Indicators for Projecting Short-term Dental Market Fluctuations (December 2015)
Journal article published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

The Effect of Education Debt on Dentists' Career Decisions (November 2015)
Journal article published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Where Do Dental School Graduates End Up Locating? (October 2015)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dentistry: A Profession in Transition (October 2015) (PDF)
Infographic.

Cost Barriers to Dental Care Continue to Decline, Particularly Among Young Adults and the Poor (October 2015) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Solving Dentistry's 'Busyness' Problem (August 2015)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Job Satisfaction among Dentists Varies by Type of Large Group Practice Setting (August 2015) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Very Large Dental Practices Seeing Significant Growth in Market Share (August 2015) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Dental Practice Settings and Job Satisfaction (August 2015)
Webinar.

Practice Settings and Dentists' Job Satisfaction (August 2015)
Journal article published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

What the ADA Learn from the NBA (July 2015)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Dental Care in Accountable Care Organizations: Insights from 5 Case Studies (June 2015) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Where Have All the Dental Visits Gone? (June 2015)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Including Child Dental Benefits in Medical Plans in California Had Limited Impact on Premiums (May 2015) (PDF)
Research Brief. 

Rethinking Dentist Shortages (May 2015)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Of Lawyers, Lattes, and Dentists (March 2015)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Interpreting HRSA’s Latest Dentist Workforce Projections (March 2015) (PDF)
Policy perspective published by the Health Policy Institute.

More Dental Benefits Options in 2015 Health Insurance Marketplaces (February 2015) (PDF)
Research Brief.

The Booming Medicaid Market (February 2015)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Spending Projections for Dental Care Less Accurate Than for Other Health Care Spending Components (January 2015) (PDF)
Research Brief.

The Impact of Medicaid Reform on Children's Dental Care Utilization in Connecticut, Maryland, and Texas (December 2014)
Journal article published in Health Services Research.

Medicaid Market for Dental Care Poised for Major Growth in Many States (December 2014) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Are Medicaid and Private Dental Insurance Payment Rates for Pediatric Dental Care Keeping Up with Inflation? (December 2014) (PDF)
Research Brief. 

Why Adults Forgo Dental Care: Evidence from a New National Survey (November 2014) (PDF)
Research Brief. 

The 'Invisible Hand' and the Market for Dental Care (November 2014)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Diverting Emergency Department Dental Visits Could Save Maryland's Medicaid Program $4 Million per Year (November 2014) (PDF)
Research Brief.

A Ten-Year, State-by-State Analysis of Medicaid Fee-for-Service Reimbursement Rates for Dental Care Services (October 2014) (PDF)
Research Brief. 

The Effect of the Affordable Care Act's Expanded Coverage Policy on Access to Dental Care (August 2014) (PDF)
Journal article published in Medical Care.

Key Differences in Dental Care Seeking Behavior between Medicaid and Non-Medicaid Adults and Children (August 2014) (PDF)
Research Brief. 

Majority of Dental-Related Emergency Department Visits Lack Urgency and Can be Diverted to Dental Offices (August 2014) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Educational Debt and Intended Employment Choice among Dental School Seniors (May 2014)
Journal article published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

The Effect of Growing Income Disparities on U.S. Adults’ Dental Care Utilization (May 2014)
Journal article published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Update: Take-Up of Pediatric Dental Benefits in Health Insurance Marketplaces Still Limited (May 2014) (PDF)
Research Brief.

How Affordable is Health Care in the United States and in Other Countries? (May 2014)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

Lack of True Mandate for Pediatric Dental Benefits Limits Take-Up of Coverage, Early Enrollment Data Suggest (April 2014) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Health Care Reform Brings New Opportunities (April 2014)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

A Profession in Transition (February 2014)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

A Proposed Classification of Dental Group Practices (February 2014) (PDF)
Research Brief.

Screening for Chronic Diseases in the Dental Office (February 2014) (PDF)
Infographic.

The Effect of Chairside Chronic Disease Screenings by Oral Health Professionals on Health Care Costs (February 2014)
Journal article published in the American Journal of Public Health

A Tale of Two Safety Nets (January 2014)
Policy perspective published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

A Decade in Dental Care Utilization among Adults and Children (2001-2010) (December 2013)
Journal article published in Health Services Research.

Are We in a Medical Education Bubble Market? (November 2013)
Journal article published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Health Reform in Massachusetts Increased Adult Dental Care Use, Particularly Among the Poor (September 2013)
Journal article published in Health Affairs.

Reconnecting Mouth And Body: ACA Fails To Meet Dental Care Needs But States Can Pick Up Slack (August 2013)
Policy perspective published in Health Affairs.

Recent Trends in Dental Emergency Department Visits in the United States – 1997/1998 to 2007/2008 (Summer 2013)
Journal article published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.

Dental Practice Expenses Much Higher When Owner Salaries Accounted For (March 2013) (PDF)
Research Brief. 

Recent Trends in the Utilization of Dental Care in the United States (August 2012)
Journal article published in the Journal of Dental Education.

Evolving Trends in Size and Structure of Group Dental Practices in the United States (August 2012)
Journal article published in the Journal of Dental Education.

Economic Impact of Dental Hygienists on Solo Dental Practices (August 2012)
Journal article published in the Journal of Dental Education.

Dental Therapists in General Dental Practices: An Economic Evaluation (August 2012)
Journal article published in the Journal of Dental Education.

Expanded Function Allied Dental Personnel and Dental Practice Productivity and Efficiency (August 2012)
Journal article published in the Journal of Dental Education

Increasing Productivity in Dental Practice: The Role of Ancillary Personnel (Spring 2012) (PDF)
Journal article published in the Journal of the American College of Dentists.

An Analysis of Dentists' Incomes, 1996-2009 (May 2012)
Journal article published in The Journal of the American Dental Association

Private Sector Approaches to Workforce Enhancement (June 2010)
Journal article published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.