This webpage offers up-to-date information about how pediatric dentists practice in the United States, including practice type, participation in private and public insurance programs, dental fees of pediatric dentists and general practitioners nationally and by region, and significant trends in characteristics of the pediatric dental workforce.
Dental Care in Accountable Care Organizations: Insights from Five Case Studies
Leavitt Partners, in collaboration with the AAPD and the ADA, published "Dental Care in Accountable Care Organizations: Insights from Five Case Studies." This new report examines five Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that have integrated oral health services into their care delivery models. It discusses not only the successes that ACOs have had in terms of improving the health status of their patients, but also details the contracting and payment arrangements and the efforts and challenges of each organization to integrate dental care into its overall strategy.
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U.S. Dental Workforce: Is Anyone Driving This Ship? Pediatric Dentistry, August 2014
In this guest editorial, Paul S. Casamassimo, D.D.S., M.S., asks whether "More dental schools equal better access to care" isn’t an antiquated formula. He argues for a national strategy to balance workforce needs with access to care in both the short- and long-term.
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Characteristics of Pediatric Dentists: Results of the ADA-AAPD Survey of Dental Practice, 2012
Results from the Survey of Dental Practice indicate that pediatric dentists are committed to serving the U.S. population through effective and efficient care for all children. Highlights include:
- Over half of the pediatric dentists surveyed accept new Medicaid patients, demonstrating the profession’s support for socio-economically disadvantaged patients.
- Three-quarters of pediatric dentists work in practices that provide charitable dental care either free of charge or at a reduced rate to some patients.
- Virtually 100 percent treat children with special needs, indicating that pediatric dentists are the default caretakers of dental care for all patients with special health care needs.
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Dental Fees: Results from the 2013 Survey of Dental Fees. Health Policy Institute, American Dental Association, 2014
This survey provides the dental fees of general practitioners both nationally and by regions of the United States. Beginning on Page 118, it presents the dental fees of pediatric dentists by procedure code and a description of service, including average fees and percentile fees.
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National Center of Health Workforce Analysis