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The Declining Supply of Dental Services in Kansas: Implications for Access and Options for Reform

By Daniel Bryan, M.P.A., R. Andrew Allison, Ph.D. | October 18, 2006

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Report: The Declining Supply of Dental Services in Kansas: Implications for Access and Options for Reform

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The supply of dentists and the way in which dental practices operate significantly affect the level of care that Kansans receive. A study of the dental workforce commissioned by the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund shows that a persistent disparity in the supply of dentists between rural and urban areas and the manner in which services are delivered are adversely affecting the oral health of rural Kansans.