Societal expectations raise the issue of the nature of a profession and a profession's relationship with society. Influential policy leaders want reform of the oral health workforce and delivery system in such a manner as to ensure that improvements are made for accessing care, particularly for vulnerable and disadvantaged populations, especially children. This essay is based on a presentation to the House of Delegates of the California Dental Association on Nov.13, 2009.
Nash, David A., "Societal Expectations and the Profession's Responsibility to Reform the Dental Workforce to Ensure Access to Care for Children" (2011). Oral Health Science Faculty Publications. 19.