Changes in the Oral Health Workforce and Delivery of Oral Health Care in the Safety Net

This study aims to examine trends in the oral health workforce at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and the types and volume of services provided from 2011 to 2020. Researchers will assess the impact of Medicaid coverage policy, federal funding, and other factors on FQHC capacity to provide oral health service over that time period. Researchers will use data from the Uniform Data System collected by the Health Resources and Services Administration.