Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-8-2022

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis


Sociology and Anthropology

First Advisor

Anne Cafer

Relational Format



Literature reviews and interviews with dentists working in rural Mississippi counties examined the effects of population decline on rural dental care in Mississippi. With the state’s continual population decline, loss of industry follows a loss of people. Through a cascade of effects, this can further reduce underserved areas’ access to dental care. In order to address the issue of rural Mississippi continuing to be underserved, policies need to be implemented that will make rural practice at least enticing if not desirable.

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