The purpose of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners is to ensure that the dental profession merit and receive the confidence of the public and that only qualified persons be permitted to practice dentistry and dental hygiene in the state.
Oral health data systems monitor the prevalence of oral diseases and the factors influencing oral health, such as risky or protective behaviors, the availability of preventive interventions and utilization of preventive services.
Statistics to document the magnitude of oral, dental, and craniofacial conditions and assess oral health trends in the United States. The Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Data Resource Center provides oral health-related data from national health surveys.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a random telephone survey of state residents aged 18 and older in households with telephones. Access to data for 2010, with links to 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008.
Anyone can use the Health Sciences Library. There are several computers on the first floor that do not require an onyen to login. Anyone can use these computers to access the library's electronic resources. Ask at the front desk for a guest login code.
Our licenses limit off campus use of electronic resources to current student, faculty and staff. They are not available to alumni off campus, unfortunately.
HSL Request a Copy
Use the HSL Request a Copy service to purchase electronic copies of individual articles for a very reasonable fee.
American Dental Association Member's Access to Information Resources
"The HPDS has been developed at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to collect and disseminate timely and reliable data on selected licensed health professionals in North Carolina."
Estimates of the number of people employed and estimates of the wages paid to them. Data available for Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, General Dentists, and Dental Specialties. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)