Dental Campaign

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Pew’s dental campaign promotes cost-effective policies that will mean millions more people get the dental care they need to lead healthy lives.

We conduct and commission research to define issues, identify solutions, and assess how states are responding to dental care challenges. We work with professionals with extensive expertise in dental health policy at the state and national levels.

Reports, testimony, and other materials by Pew’s dental experts are helping to drive policy changes in a number of states.

Research & Analysis

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  • New College Curriculum Teaches Dental Therapy

    A model dental therapy curriculum is newly available to community colleges and universities interested in launching programs that prepare this workforce.  Crafted to meet dental therapy guidelines issued  in 2015 by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, the sample curriculum can help educational institutions streamline the often arduous process of developing new training programs. Read More

  • Dentists in New Mexico by County

    More than 850,000 New Mexicans live in areas designated by the federal government as dental health professional shortage areas—defined as one dentist for 5,000 or more people. Sizable portions of counties in the state fall into this category; 32 of the 33 counties are designated shortage areas, including all of: Catron, Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Eddy, Grant, Guadalupe,... Read More

  • In Dental Care, 3 Issues to Watch in 2017

    Dental care is one of the most unmet health care needs in the United States. Lack of insurance coverage and access to available providers, even for the insured, drive this problem.  Read More

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