Assessing the Oral Health Workforce Providing Adult Medicaid Dental Services in California and New York

This study will examine the health workforce factors related to oral health service utilization among adult Medicaid beneficiaries in California and New York, 2014-2021. Researchers aim to assess and compare Medicaid participation and provision of services by dentists and registered dental hygienists in alternate practice pre- and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers will use Medicaid dental claims data.