This brief examines trends in practice location of Iowa's dentist workforce from 1997-2013. Numerous influences on practice location have been identified, including the age and sex of dental practitioners, size of the community where the dentist was born, race/ethnicity and family factors. As Iowa's dentist workforce ages, dentist supply and access to dental care will like be decreased for residents of rural areas in Iowa.
dental workforce, dentist workforce, dental care, dentists, Iowa
8 pages, 7 figures (exhibit)
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