Research to assist in oral health workforce planning
OHWRC is engaged in a number of research projects aimed to assess the current oral health workforce and the delivery of oral health services in the US, and to assist federal and state policy makers in future oral health workforce planning.
Current research projects include:
- A Comparative Study of Dental Providers’ Prescriptive Patterns of Opioids Analgesics
- Curricular Content Used by Dental Schools to Teach Recognition and Management of Substance Use Disorders
- Contributions of General and Specialty Dentists to the Provisions of Oral Health Services for People with Special Health Care Needs
- A Study of the Alignment of Rural Workforce Policy with Access to Oral Health Services in Rural Communities