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OA-7.4 Data Details

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OA-7.4 Increase the proportion of dentists with geriatric certification

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
Distribution of Dentists in the United States by Region and State
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
0.20 (2007)
Target: 
0.22
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of licensed dentists with gerontological certification

Denominator: 

Number of licensed dentists

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Data Collection Frequency: 
Biennial
Methodology Notes: 

    Specialists with geriatric certification are included in the data sources listed.