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2017

Dental Coverage for Nursing Home Residents
Examines reimbursement opportunities for dental services at long-term care facilities.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: November 2017
Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Behavioral Health
Rural behavioral health issues are compounded by a lack of access to care, workforce shortages, reimbursement issues, and high rates of un-insured or under-insurance. This resource provides a summary of the Rural Health Research Centers’ most recent research on behavioral health.
Author(s): Tamukong, D., Schroeder, S.
Date: November 2017
Use of the Emergency Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse among Women
A study by the Rural Health Reform Research Center shows that women with mental health (MH) and substance abuse (SA) issues are putting a strain on emergency departments (EDs). This study helps identify trends among women in rural and urban communities who utilize the ED for MH/SA. The information can be used to help communities provide more relevant, appropriate, and less costly care.
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Peterson, M., Jaeger, J.
Date: July 2017
Dental Practice Setting Influences Dentists’ Attitudes toward Oral Health Access Solutions
Examines the correlation between dentists’ attitudes toward different oral health access solutions and the setting of the dental practice.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: May 2017
Dentists’ Feelings of Being Overworked Influence Attitudes toward Oral Health Access Solutions
This fact sheet concludes that dentists who are overworked were less knowledgeable about different oral health access solutions than dentists that reported not being busy enough.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: May 2017
Years in Practice Influence Dentists’ Attitudes toward Oral Health Access Solutions
Analyzes the attitudes dentists have toward a variety of different oral health access solutions using a survey sent out to North Dakota dentists.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: May 2017
Dentists’ Knowledge, Support, and Participation in Proposed Dental Care Access Solutions: Results of the North Dakota Survey of Practicing Dentists
Data Brief detailing knowledge, support, and participation of North Dakota dentists in proposed dental care access solutions. This product is complementary information to a series of fact sheets regarding oral health in North Dakota.
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Fix, N.
Date: April 2017
North Dakota’s Significant Health Needs as Identified by Community Health Needs Assessments
Summarizes and shows results of health needs identified by rural and urban communities in North Dakota through focus groups and community surveys.
Author(s): Gibbens, B.
Date: January 2017
Oral Health among North Dakota Adults (18-64)
Examines dental care utilization among adults ages 18 to 64 in North Dakota. Provides information on barriers to oral healthcare utilization.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: January 2017

2016

Oral Health among North Dakota Elderly
Discusses oral healthcare utilization among the elderly in North Dakota, including those in nursing homes.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: October 2016
Oral Health among North Dakota Medicaid Recipients
Examines dental care utilization among Medicaid recipients in North Dakota.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: October 2016
Educating the Oral Health Workforce in North Dakota
Discusses the educational background and training of the oral healthcare workforce in North Dakota, and provides information on the future need for additional oral health workforce.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: September 2016
Expanding the Dental Team in North Dakota
Examines the use of Dental Therapists to meet the need for oral healthcare in North Dakota. Discusses dental accreditation, policy, licensing, training, education, and reimbursement for care in North Dakota. Also provides an overview of states that have implemented dental therapy.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: September 2016
Social Factors Affecting Pediatric Oral Health in North Dakota
Identifies youth in North Dakota who do and do not have the appropriate knowledge and resources necessary to practice good oral hygiene. Discusses contributing factors to overall oral health, such as consumption of soda or sugary drinks, brushing habits, and access to oral healthcare supplies.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: July 2016
Pediatric Oral Health Disparities in North Dakota
Examines oral health outcomes for children in North Dakota, such as cavities and rates of tooth decay.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: July 2016
Fluoride Varnish Application in Primary Care Settings
Examines the use of fluoride varnish for pediatric patients in primary care, as well as awareness of fluoride varnish as a reimbursable service in the primary care setting.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: July 2016
Oral Healthcare in North Dakota Long Term Care Facilities
Examines survey results of oral healthcare in long term care facilities throughout North Dakota.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: June 2016
Dental Workforce in Rural and Urban North Dakota
Examines dental health workforce in both rural and urban North Dakota.
Author(s): Schroeder, S.
Date: June 2016

2013

Adoption of Electronic Health Records in North Dakota
Discusses electronic medical records in North Dakota, meaningful use, adoption of EHRs, and challenges.
Author(s): Dickson, L.
Date: February 2013
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