Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Primary Care and Health Access, Office of Oral Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: (617) 624-6060
Secondary Telephone: (617) 624-5992
Fax: (617) 624-6062
Available from the website.
This report provides an overview of the dental hygiene work force in Massachusetts as surveyed in 2007. Survey topics include number of years in practice, degrees earned, work settings, wages and benefits, work availability, groups served, and certification. Contents include a description of the study methods and results, a discussion, highlights from the survey, and recommendations. Appendices include a brief history of dental hygiene as a profession, a list of Massachusetts dental hygiene schools, a review of state Medicaid programs that reimburse dental hygienists directly for services rendered, and the 29-item survey instrument. Statistical data are provided in figures throughout the report.
Keywords: Oral health, Dental hygienists, Work force, Surveys, Questionnaires, Reimbursement, Massachusetts, Statistical data, Children, State surveys