Utilization of geographic information systems and spatial analysis to assess the impact of dental manpower distribution on oral health status in Saskatchewan

Last Updated: December 20, 2012

Nazeem Muhajarine, PhD (Co-Investigator)

This project maps the inequity in distribution of dental services across Saskatchewan. Location of dental services and prevalence of oral disease among school‐age children is compared within the Saskatoon Health Region, considering both rural and inner city populations. The project is led by Principal Investigator Gerry Uswak of University of Saskatchewan and includes Johnmark Opondo of the Saskatoon Health Region.

Goals / Outcomes: The findings will guide more equitable and effective use of existing health human resources and help ensure any new dental services are added where need is greatest.

Funder: Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation New Investigator Establishment Grant