Astha Singhal

Astha Singhal,

Associate Professor

Department: DN-COMMUNITY DENTISTRY
Business Phone: (352) 273-5965
Business Email: asinghal@ufl.edu

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2023-2025
DEN6705L Public Health Dent
2024-2025
DEN5010 Interdis Serv Learn 1
2024-2025
DEN5221 Oral Hlth Manage
2024
DEN6001 Intr Evdnce Dent Prac

Board Certifications

  • Dental Public Health Diplomate
    American Board of Dental Public Health

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-9191-6978

Publications

2024
Integration of dental therapists in safety net practice increases access to oral health care in Minnesota.
Journal of public health dentistry. [DOI] 10.1111/jphd.12628. [PMID] 38886024.
2023
Effect of being overweight and obese on periodontal treatment costs
The Journal of the American Dental Association. 154(7):620-627.e6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.adaj.2023.04.014.
2022
Perceived racial discrimination partially mediates racial‐ethnic disparities in dental utilization and oral health
Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 82(S1):63-72 [DOI] 10.1111/jphd.12515. [PMID] 35726459.
2021
The association between food insecurity and dental caries among U.S. adults: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 49(5):464-470 [DOI] 10.1111/cdoe.12622.
2020
Changes in Dental Benefits and Use of Emergency Departments for Nontraumatic Dental Conditions in Massachusetts.
Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974). 135(5):571-577 [DOI] 10.1177/0033354920946788. [PMID] 32795220.
2019
A national study on the use of opioid analgesics in dentistry
Brazilian Oral Research. 33 [DOI] 10.1590/1807-3107bor-2019.vol33.0076.
2019
Determinants of emergency department utilization for non-traumatic dental conditions in Massachusetts.
Journal of public health dentistry. 79(1):71-78 [DOI] 10.1111/jphd.12297. [PMID] 30537185.
2019
Emergency department revisits for nontraumatic dental conditions in Massachusetts.
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 150(8):656-663 [DOI] 10.1016/j.adaj.2019.03.013. [PMID] 31235066.
2018
Causes of Shortness of Breath in the Acute Patient: A National Study.
Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. 25(11):1227-1234 [DOI] 10.1111/acem.13448. [PMID] 29738108.
2018
Dental Public Health Practice, Infrastructure, and Workforce in the United States.
Dental clinics of North America. 62(2):155-175 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cden.2017.11.001. [PMID] 29478451.
2018
The Intersection of Clinical Practice and Dental Public Health.
Dental clinics of North America. 62(2):xi-xiii [DOI] 10.1016/j.cden.2018.01.001. [PMID] 29478462.
2017
Dental Disparities and Psychological Distress Among Mobility-Impaired Adults
American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 52(5):645-652 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.10.025.
2017
Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits Increase Use Of Dental Care, But Impact Of Expansion On Dental Services Use Was Mixed.
Health affairs (Project Hope). 36(4):723-732 [DOI] 10.1377/hlthaff.2016.0877. [PMID] 28373339.
2016
Authors’ response.
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 147(6):390-1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.adaj.2016.04.008. [PMID] 27233458.
2016
Dental care after an emergency department visit for dental problems among adults enrolled in Medicaid.
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 147(2):111-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.adaj.2015.08.012. [PMID] 26562729.
2016
Dental Visits by Age One: General Dentist Availability for Privately Insured Children in a Rural State.
Pediatric dentistry. 38(1):55-60 [PMID] 26892216.
2016
Emergency Department Length-Of-Stay For Psychiatric Visits Was Significantly Longer Than For Nonpsychiatric Visits, 2002-11.
Health affairs (Project Hope). 35(9):1698-706 [DOI] 10.1377/hlthaff.2016.0344. [PMID] 27605653.
2016
Emergency department visits and revisits for nontraumatic dental conditions in Iowa
Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 76(2):122-128 [DOI] 10.1111/jphd.12120.
2016
Parental perceptions of avoidability of their child’s emergency department visit
Emergency Medicine Journal. 33(5):313-318 [DOI] 10.1136/emermed-2015-204790.
2016
Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Opioid Prescriptions at Emergency Department Visits for Conditions Commonly Associated with Prescription Drug Abuse
PLOS ONE. 11(8) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0159224. [PMID] 27501459.
2015
Eliminating Medicaid adult dental coverage in California led to increased dental emergency visits and associated costs.
Health affairs (Project Hope). 34(5):749-56 [DOI] 10.1377/hlthaff.2014.1358. [PMID] 25941275.
2014
Disparities in unmet dental need and dental care received by pregnant women in Maryland.
Maternal and child health journal. 18(7):1658-66 [DOI] 10.1007/s10995-013-1406-7. [PMID] 24337895.

Grants

Jan 2024 ACTIVE
AADOCR Delta Dental Institute Oral Health Equity Research Award
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMER ASSO FOR DENTAL RES
Sep 2023 ACTIVE
Longitudinal Examination of Changes in Medicaid Adult Dental Coverage and Spillover Effects on Children
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF IOWA via NATL INST OF HLTH NIDCR
Sep 2023 ACTIVE
Effects of Pregnancy and Postpartum Medicaid Dental Benefit Generosity On Use Of Dental Services
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDCR
Jul 2023 – Jun 2024
Role of State Medicaid Policies in Improving Access to Dental Care among Low Income Adults
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDCR

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-5965
Emails:
Business:
asinghal@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Street:
1329 SW 16TH ST
GAINESVILLE FL 32608