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ERIC Number: ED063894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 103
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New York State Dental Manpower Study.
Wechsler, Henry
The present study was conducted and designed to: (1) evaluate the adequacy of existing dental manpower supplies in New York State; (2) analyze and make projections of trends in New York's supply of dentists and in the demand for dental services; (3) determine whether or not a shortage of dentists is to be expected in New York; and (4) make recommendations for meeting any predictable shortage in New York's supply of dental services. It was found that the State is confronted with 2 major problems in planning for the dental manpower supplies that will be required to meet the future care demands of its residents: (1) the geographic maldistribution of private practitioners in the State; and (2) an increasingly greater reliance on out-of-state schools to provide dental training for future New York practitioners. The first problem, that the majority of dentists living and practicing in the urban communities, could be solved by active recruitment efforts of dental school graduates to outlying areas to attract them to those areas in need of dentists. With regard to the second problem, if out-of-state schools were to adopt admissions policies that would effectively be seriously jeopardized. It is suggested that dental training facilities in the State be expanded to meet the demand for more dentists. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept. , Albany. Bureau of Research in Higher and Professional Education.