HWTAC disseminates the work of all of the HRSA-sponsors health workforce research centers (HWRCs) across the country. This Research Alert archive houses technical reports, research and policy briefs, journal articles, and other resources produced by the HWRCs. You can search the Research Alerts archive by a specific topic or research center. Search results are listed chronologically, with the most recent resources appearing first.

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October 1, 2021
This report describes dentists’ opioid prescribing patterns for Medicaid beneficiaries in 2 very different states—Oregon and New York—prior to the implementation of several national and state level opioid prescribing guidelines.
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February 9, 2021
This interactive infographic describes the status of dental therapy in the US and details the specific requirements in state laws and regulations that define dental therapy practice.
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January 26, 2021
This interactive infographic describes specific requirements in state laws and regulation that impact the ability of dental hygienists to apply silver diamine fluoride (SDF).
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October 2, 2020
This report examines the alignment of policy and infrastructure with evidence-based workforce strategies to increase access to oral health services for rural populations. Research focuses on best practices as well as the barriers and facilitators to effective implementation of workforce strategies to increase the availability of oral health services.
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September 16, 2020
This study analyzed gender differences in dental practice using the American Dental Association’s 2010-2016 Masterfile and the 2017 Survey of Dental Practice.
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