New York State (NYS) offers extensive dental benefits to both its Medicaid base population and its Medicaid expansion population. Despite extensive dental benefits, there are many barriers to accessing dental care for Medicaid patients in NYS. This study explores the demographic, educational, and practice characteristics of actively practicing dentists in NYS to better understand which factors are associated with dentists’ participation and their level of participation in the Medicaid program.
Citation: Wang S, Martiniano R, Stiegler K. Assessing the Characteristics of New York State Dentists Serving Medicaid Beneficiaries. Rensselaer, NY: Center for Health Workforce Studies, School of Public Health, SUNY Albany; August 2022.