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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April 13, 2022
This article assesses the changes in dental care use in Minnesota after the implementation of the policy to authorize dental therapists in 2009.
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January 11, 2022
This report describes the personal, practice, and family characteristics of dentists by gender and discusses observed differences in employment participation that might impact service delivery over time.
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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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