Hello there I am hoping to find some assistance in full text journal articles relating to the DENTAL EMERGENCY RESPONDANT ACT of 2011
Part of the problem with finding articles is that the bill hasn’t been enacted into law yet (HR570 passed the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote, but hasn’t been voted on in the Senate yet – a summary of the proposed legislation is online here: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:h.r.570:).
Because it isn’t a law that affects emergency services yet, there isn’t much to be found in any of the normal health databases you may have tried like CINAHL, MedLine, Health Source Consumer, Health Source Nursing, ProQuest Health and Medicine, or Journals@OVID.
I’ve found better results using databases that deal with legal and social issues instead of medical ones. ProQuest Central gave me the best results, and a fair amount of full text articles when using the keywords “dental emergency responder” or “dental emergency responder act”. The keywords “h. r. 570” even found a little. One caveat, though - be sure to limit to items published after 2010, since there have been previous versions of this bill (the most recent one was in 2009). Opposing Viewpoints in Context also has some limited materials when searching for “dental emergency responder”, but ProQuest is the better place to start.
Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you in gathering materials.