ADA Health Policy Institute: Infographics on Dental Education

Recently, the results from the dental curriculum survey were updated to provide dental schools with an internal benchmarking tool that monitors compliance with the CODA Standards and prepares programs for future site visits. The American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute (HPI) Data Center Dental Education page provides downloadable the public version of this Excel file report. In addition, the HPI under the leadership of Dr. Marko Vujicic has made available an impressive collection of infographics that visualize results of the survey telling a compelling story about:

  • – Predoctoral Dental Education Programs: Curriculum Format, Content and Innovations
  • – Distribution of Clock Hours of Instruction in Dental Schools by Class Year
  • – Student Debt and Careers Choice
  • – Dental Hygiene Program Characteristics
  • – Dental Hygiene Student Characteristics by Type of Sponsoring Institution
  • – Dentistry: A Profession in Transition
  • – Graduates of International Dental Schools in the United States
  • – Health Insurance Marketplaces Offer a Variety of Dental Benefit Options
  • – More than 8 Million Adults Could Gain Dental Benefits through Medicaid Expansion
  • – Screening for Chronic Diseases in the Dental Office