National Practice Patterns and Trends in Post-graduate Trained Dentists

A 2017 review of graduate dental education described modern training programs but little is known about the composition and distribution of these trainees once in practice. This study will expand upon the prior study Practice Patterns of Post-Graduate Dental Residency Completers from Select HRSA-Funded Primary Dental Care Training Programs and examine the practice patterns of all post-graduate dental trainees utilizing the American Dental Association (ADA) Masterfile and associated databases. The project seeks to both provide the most updated information on this highly trained sector of the dental workforce, and assess what data are required for a comprehensive policy-relevant monitoring the pipeline of providers beyond advanced training.