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Health Professional Shortage Area Dental

DENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SHORTAGE AREA (HPSA)

The federal Dental HPSA designation (formerly Health Manpower Shortage Areas) identifies areas as having a shortage of dental providers on the basis of availability of dentists and dental auxiliaries. To qualify for designation as a Dental HPSA, an area must be:

  1. A rational service area, [the Federal Shortage Designation Branch recognizes Medical Services Study Areas as rational service areas.]

  2. Population to general practice dentist ratio: 5,000:1 or 4,000:1 plus population features demonstrating "unusually high need",

  3. A lack of access to dental care in surrounding areas because of distance, overutilization, or access barriers.

Benefits of designation as a Dental HPSA include:

  • Student loan repayment and personnel placement through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC);

  • Eligibility for the California State Loan Repayment Program;

  • Scholarships for dental training in return for service in a shortage area; and

  • Funding priorities for training in general practice dentistry in programs that provide substantial training in shortage areas.

This data was updated July, 2014. (2014 ver.7)

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2018-08-24T19:05:49.496135
Release Date
2018-08-24
Identifier
524d4fc1-f460-4640-9aa9-b2998e46b85e
License
Author
State of California
Contact Name
CHHS Open Data
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
POD Theme
Workforce
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