Responses from 44 state dental directors—as well as a range of other state policy stakeholders—reveal that experts in multiple states perceive a range of regulatory and policy barriers. It is beyond the scope of this report to review 50 state practice acts and related documents required to identify every state where barriers exist. Instead, this report describes the nature of the barriers and includes examples of states where Pew has confirmed they exist. The report’s appendix provides more detail on the perceptions of state dental directors.
Pew Charitable Trusts
August 20, 2018