Issues faced by community health centers

J Calif Dent Assoc. 2009 May;37(5):339-43.


Federally qualified health centers face numerous issues with regard to marketplace competition, staffing, and reimbursement streams that assure financial viability. Positioning the dental department of a health center to a high community profile strengthens the health center in professional educational development leading to a pipeline of workforce members, effective dental directors, and innovative fund-raising. A new dental team member developed by the American Dental Association can be utilized in health centers to make all traditional auxiliaries more productive.

MeSH terms

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  • California
  • Community Health Services*
  • Dental Auxiliaries / statistics & numerical data
  • Dental Clinics / economics
  • Dental Clinics / organization & administration*
  • Fund Raising
  • Health Facility Administrators / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling
  • Social Isolation
  • Societies, Dental
  • United States
  • Workforce