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From the 2009 Annual Synopses of State and Territorial Dental Public Health Programs:
How many State/Territorial and local health agencies in your State have a service population of 250,000 or more? [Include the State or Territory health program if the State or Territory population is 250,000 or more.]
How many of the agencies included in the response immediately above have a dental program? [To be counted, a program should have a separate budget.]
How many of the dental programs included in the response immediately above are directed by a dental professional? (i.e., dentist, hygienist, or dental assistant)
How many of the directors included in the response immediately above have a masters or higher public health related degree? (MPH, MSPH, MSHA, PhD, DrPH)
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