Developing a Graphic Visualization to Help Policy Makers Understand the Wide Variation in State-level Dental Hygiene Scope of Practice

There is substantial variation in dental hygiene (DH) scope of practice (SOP) across states, but no user-friendly tools to help policymakers understand these differences. OHWRC will produce an info-graphic on state-specific DH SOP. Researchers will work with key stakeholders in dental hygiene (representing education, practice and research) to identify the variables to include in the graphic to accurately depict key DH responsibilities associated with scope of practice and to display state-to-state variation.