Monday, 4 October 2010

JPHD special issue

A special issue of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, Improving Oral Health Care Delivery Systems Through Workforce Innovations is now available, for free, online.

“The purpose of the special issue is to further develop ideas presented at the 2009 Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop, The Sufficiency of the U.S. Oral Health Workforce in the Coming Decade. Using the IOM discussions as their starting point, the authors evaluate oral health care delivery system performance for specific populations’ needs and explore the roles that the workforce can play in improving the care delivery model. The contributing articles provide a broad framework for stimulating and evaluating innovation and change in the oral health care delivery system. The articles in this special issue point to many deficits in the current oral health care delivery system and provide compelling arguments and proposals for improvements.” (Source: JPHD, accessed on 04/10/2010)